British scientists call for urgent IVF regulation as US unveils technique to pick sex of child

British scientists have called for urgent regulation after US researchers unveiled a new technique that would allow parents to easily pick the sex of their child during IVF. Currently selecting the sex of an embryo is banned in the UK for non-medical reasons, but the new process involves choosing the correct sperm which increases the odds of having a boy or a girl to around 80 per cent.