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The Case for Designer Babies


Added 06-12-19 01:21:01am EST - “We already give our kids music lessons, braces, and tutoring. Why not also give them better genes?” - Reason.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reason.com: “The Case for Designer Babies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Already, people pay labs to examine embryos so they can pick ones with DNA they like. Some screen for gender or eye color. Some screen out certain diseases.

So far, they've been limited to selecting genes that exist in the parents. They haven't designed genes. But that is about to change.

The designed babies—twin sisters—were born with immunity to common strains of HIV, claims the scientist responsible. (The added gene might also shorten lifespans. Most scientists say it's too soon to gene-edit humans safely.)

"He was put under house arrest…and the Chinese are right to punish that scientist," says Sheldon Krimsky of Tufts' medical school in my new video.

In one STAT-Harvard poll, 83 percent said creating more intelligent or stronger babies via gene-editing should be illegal.

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