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Unformatted text preview: Ethics of Genetics Technology The case of designing a baby with unusually talented abilities and free of diseases is a controversial topic. The effect of doing such a thing would spark a change in the course of human evolution and development. Some people would picture a world with superbabies and would be appalled. In Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine , it seems unlikely that there will be enough advancements in technology that would allow people to design babies in the near future. The genes in a human are extremely complex; it is nearly impossible to isolate a single gene for a certain trait because genes work together to make the whole person. I find this case interesting because people tend to frown upon it, but in actuality, it’s not feasible to do it anyways. The current technology is not even close to capable of performing such feats. Since this could be the case in the distant future, it seems that all of this controversy stems from human cloning and genetic engineering. In my view, there should be certain aspects of designing babies that cloning and genetic engineering....
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2009 for the course PHIL 150.219 taught by Professor Bok during the Fall '09 term at Johns Hopkins.
- Fall '09