Designer Babies

For expected mothers

background info

In 2004 the term " designer baby " made the transition from sci - fi movies and weblogs into the oxford English dictionary . The first person to do this or make this happen is Jacques Cohen. The first baby conceived through cytoplasmic transfer was born in 1997 the press instantly hailed Cohen's technique as yet another technological miracle.

Technology

They used Invitro Fertilisation (IVF) to help make the babies.

SOME OF THE PROCESSES OF MAKING A DESIGNER BABY

Currently , designer baby technology is only used to make sure the parents of a future child will not have an incurable disease.

BENEFITS

It would allow a family to virtually eradicate a genetic disease in only a few generations . This also means less money will be spent in hospitals for medical treatments needed for a sick child in the future. Also these babies are made to help others in need.

RISKS

Termination of embroyos , could create a gap in society , geneticists are not perfect , only the rich can afford it , loss of individuality

Regulations

The government came up with these laws. The rules were to restrict pre - implantation genetic diagnosis ( PGD ) to public hospitals and polyclinics. They came up with these so that it can be better regulated and controlled when making a designer baby.