File photo of human genetic material being stored at a lab in Munich

 
File photo of human genetic material being stored at a lab in Munich
File photo of human genetic material, stored at a laboratory in Munich May 23, 2011. An ethic commission of the German lower house of parliament (Bundestag) will decide July 7, 2011, the legality of proposals for a new law on the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (Praeimplantationsdiagnostik) is a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy, which is banned by German legislation. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY SCI TECH)