Central Council of Muslims Welcomes Draft Bill on Pre-Implantation Diagnostics

07.07.2011

The Central Council of Muslims in Germany has welcomed the draft bill on pre-implantation diagnostics (PID) that was passed by the German government last week. The bill allows pre-implantation diagnosis (which involves genetic testing on embryos) under certain circumstances. The chair of the Council, Aiman Mazyek, stated that the Central Council has long pleaded for the permission of PID, as they see the benefits for the identification of hereditary/ genetic diseases.