Saturday, January 20, 2007

Designing "Defective" Babies

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Categories : Bioethics, Eugenics

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published: samedi 20 janvier 2007 18:02:05

AP and CNN are reporting today that the "New Eugenics" is already being deployed, per those Designer Babies that 'New Eugenicists' tell us will inevitably become the wave of the future. You know, those Barbie-girls and Ken-boys that activists for human rights are concerned will exacerbate prejudices and discrimination against less-than perfect human beings…

Creating made-to-order babies with genetic defects would seem to be an ethical minefield, but to some parents with disabilities — say, deafness or dwarfism — it just means making babies like them.

And a recent survey of U.S. clinics that offer embryo screening suggests it's already happening.

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