The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Babies

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A genetically altered baby is something some people have only dreamed about, but now, it has become a reality. Scientist have discovered a way to alter human genetic traits and produce the perfect offspring. Some traits scientists have tried to alter include sex, eye color, and height, but it is still in the experimenting stage and should be possible within the next few years. Add more. Creating genetically altered babies should be prohibited. Genetically altering babies is still in the testing phase. The testes preformed on offspring and allowed to go through full gestation period has only been allowed on mice. Human offspring embryos are only allowed to go into fourteen day of gestation. This is because scientist cannot predict how …show more content…
Each chromosomes comes jam packed with genetic codes. Genetic codes are what make a person tall, short, hair color, eye color and etc. A person inherits this traits from each parent. Each parent gives a child twenty three chromosomes. Giving the child half of the traits inherited. Scientist have yet to figure which chromosome controls what trait in a human. “‘Even for height, one of the most heritable traits known, scientist have found at least 50 genes that account for only 2 to 3 percent of the variance in samples,’ Krimsky said. ‘If you want a tall child, marry tall.’ (Parry 2).” This quote helps show that genetic traits can be hard to identify. Identifying all human genetic traits could take many years, and causing a problem to create the perfect child. Humans are complicated organisms and finding all genetic codes is nearly …show more content…
Many people have strong feeling about this subject. One argument comes from social class systems. Creating the “perfect” child would take a lot of money, and not very many people can afford that. The only people that can afford a genetically altered child are the elite. This can cause issue in society. “The social argument against designer babies is that if technology becomes a realistic and accessible medical practice, then it would create a division between those that can afford the service and those that cannot. (Laurie 2)” This is shows that genetically altered babies can cause a divided in social system. The elite could pick how a child would look, unlike the rest of

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