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'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.

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cl19832387d ago

Playing "God" is just wrong.

SilentNegotiator2386d ago (Edited 2386d ago )

It'll just end up being used for racism, sexism, and all sorts of other agendas.

We don't even fully understand the consequences of genetically modifying something like cattle and plants.....maybe we could at the very least wait until we do before screwing with our own future generations?

Ripco_Keller2386d ago

I, for one, welcome our new genetically perfect overlords.

mydyingparadiselost2386d ago

If this were to become a thing I think it should only be used for across the board, everyone gets this done, kinds of changes. Example- Every pregnancy gets checked for hereditary diseases and gets changed to get rid of those diseases, or every kid gets a boost to their intelligence. I hate the idea of "Oh, I want my baby to have perfect skin, green eyes, blonde hair, blah blah blah and I can do it 'cause I'm so rich" kinds of situations.
I would say the only choice should be whether you want a boy or a girl.

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