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“This is cosmetic medicine,” says director Jeff Steinberg. “Others are frightened by the criticism but we have no problems with it.” Trait selection in babies “is a service,” Steinberg says. “We intend to offer it soon.” In a recent U.S. survey of 999 people who sought genetic counseling, a majority said they supported prenatal genetic tests for the elimination of serious diseases
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For or Against Designer Babies? Survey results: 56% supported using genetic tests to counter blindness 75% supported using genetic tests for mental retardation 10% of respondents said they would want genetic testing for athletic ability 10% voted for improved height 13% backed the approach to select for superior intelligence
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Conclusion It seems unmoral and unethical to test embryos for certain genes and to tamper with them Technology is still developing so safety concerns are high Many children’s lives could be saved Fewer children would be born with genetic disorders The idea is still new, so it’s hard to say who is right and who is wrong There are many advantages and disadvantages of the designer baby, and we should keep an open mind and unbiased attitude towards them
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Discussion Questions: 1. Do you support the idea of designer babies? Why or why not? 2. Would you use genetic engineering on your children simply to make them more intelligent or better looking?
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Bibliography e_1348.shtml ?type=article&article_id=218392351 News.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/954408.stm B123439771603075099.html
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