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Raising Awareness of Ethical Dilemmas Behind Designer Babies

What are designer babies?

Most everyone knows the process of buying a car. You go to a dealership, test drive a few different models, and once you find the perfect one for you, you start working out the details. You talk about color, special add-ons, payments, etc. What if I told you this process could also be applied to babies!


A designer baby is a baby genetically engineered in vitro (IVF) for specially selected traits, which can vary from lowered disease-risk to gender selection. (1) Designer babies represent an area within embryology that has not yet become a practical reality, but nonetheless draws out ethical concerns about whether or not it will become necessary to implement limitations regarding designer babies in the near future. (1)

But Is It All Bad?

Of course not! Designing babies has the potential to eradicate diseases from the very beginning, Healthier babies leads to a better society as a whole. Ultimately, designer babies represent great potential in the field of medicine and scientific research, but there remain many ethical questions that need to be addressed. (1) Proposing certain limitations in regards to trait enhancement may be all this scientific break through needs,

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