The Brisbane geneticist who helped draw up the 2017 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ban on using IVF to choose a baby’s gender or appearance has spoken out against the practice.

Professor David Coman labelled eye-colour selection as ‘eugenics’ and ‘grossly inappropriate in the Australian culture.’

‘This is what the Nazis were wanting to do – this is eugenics,’ he told The Sunday Mail.