Category Archives: Designer babies

Year 2045, Dawn of the Designer Babies

After watching the PBS Special, “Breaking the Code,” I was extremely intrigued by the idea of a disease free world and how it could be achieved, the dilemmas it would create, and the world it would create. Here is a story of the future…. The most controversial aspect of living in year 2045 is being […] Continue reading

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To alter, or not to alter, that is the question

Through advancements in modern science, the possibility of ‘designer babies’ who have had their genetic makeup artificially selected to ensure certain characteristics or genes is becoming more realistic. Specifically, genetic modification could affect a child’s susceptibility to disease, allow parents to choose a specific gender, determine personality traits, or even establish appearance and IQ. But […] Continue reading

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