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Preimplantation Genetic Testing: Between the Private and the Public in the Era of Precision Medicine

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Natacha Salomé Lima ,
Natacha Salomé Lima

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Psicología, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Miguel Adrián Romero ,
Miguel Adrián Romero

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Psicología, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Ailin Delvitto ,
Ailin Delvitto

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Ana Tropea ,
Ana Tropea

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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María Alejandra Petino Zappala ,
María Alejandra Petino Zappala

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Fernando Pérez Ferretti ,
Fernando Pérez Ferretti

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Psicología, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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María Paula Paragis ,
María Paula Paragis

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Psicología, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Abstract

Secretariat of Science and Technology of the University of Buenos Aires. The project aimed to produce a technical report addressing the scope and limitations of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) in Argentina. The experiences, progress and findings of our interdisciplinary team comprising researchers from biological sciences and psychology are discussed here.
Two fundamental aspects of the reproductive medicine field were addressed. Firstly, despite the existence of law 26,862/2013 covering assisted reproductive treatments, preimplantation genetic tests remain excluded from the Mandatory Medical Plan, highlighting access limitations. Moreover, challenges arise from the lack of specific regulations on central issues for the development of reproductive treatments, such as the legal status of non-implanted embryos. This particular situation prompted an analysis of the paradigm shift from collective health to precision medicine.
Within this framework, our work critically examined the implications of PGT on approaches to knowledge and interventions in living organisms. We explored how PGT shapes notions of uncertainty, control, anticipation and the individualization of pathological conditions, shedding light on evolving forms of subjectivity. Additionally, we scrutinized genetic essentialism and determinism as discourses that either flatten differences or advocate for the "optimization" of life itself

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Lima NS, Romero MA, Delvitto A, Tropea AT, Petino Zappala MA, Pérez Ferretti F, et al. Preimplantation Genetic Testing: Between the Private and the Public in the Era of Precision Medicine. SCT Proceedings in Interdisciplinary Insights and Innovations [Internet]. 2024 May 3 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];2:277. Available from: https://proceedings.saludcyt.ar/index.php/piii/article/view/277

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