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The great baby genome controversy

destinyland (578448) writes | more than 4 years ago

Biotech 0

destinyland writes "A fertility service in L.A. and New York screens embryos for breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, and 70 other diseases — and lets couples pick the sex of their babies. But when their pre-implantation diagnostic services began including the baby's eye and hair color, even the Pope objected — and the Great Designer Baby Controversy began. Is this "ridiculous and irresponsible" — or is "some demand still demand?" "[W]e cannot escape the fact that science is moving forward," the fertility service explained — before capitulating to pressure to eliminate the eye and hair color screenings. (To promote discussion, the World Transhumanist Association is highlighting this story in the summer issue of their magazine, h+)"
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