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    Every year in the United States, 40,000 babies born have a congenital heart defect, making it the most common congenital anomaly in the United States, and that statistic is only increasing (CDC 2018). 40,000 may not seem like a lot, but that’s 40,000 children affected by a defect that strays them from living a normal childhood and the likeability of living a long and healthy life. Additionally, this affects the parents as well, who are now wary of whether or not their child will surpass their defect and to add on to that there’s the hefty price of treatment. Thankfully, with all the advancements in medicine and technology, these defects and several other medical anomalies are detectable, and possibly treatable, all thanks to prenatal diagnoses which are of utmost importance in the concern of the well-being of the mother and child. So, what if at the point of diagnosis, where there is a strong confidence that of a child being born with a debilitating disease or disorder, could you simply just cut out the responsible pieces of DNA and rid of that probability? If possible and with the backing of research, genetically modifying babies can lead to eradicating…

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    of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of the things they don 't understand” - Thomas R. Cech. Cech’s quote refers to the new discoveries in biotechnology. Many have heard the phrase before; does ‘designer babies’ ring a bell? It might, since it has been a very controversial topic in the science world. Many scientists believe altering the genes in human embryos to eliminate diseases is beneficial to…

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    A designer baby is a term for a human being who before birth underwent a biological screening process in a lab to determine that its chromosomes did not contain any genetic abnormalities and/or to evaluate for desirable biological phenotypes (BBC – Horizon, 2005). Moreover, the process is initiated when the mother undergoes fertility treatment to increase the eggs available for extraction which are then fertilized by the sperm of the father or elected suitor (BBC – Horizon, 2005). Subsequently,…

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    the different views of those who believe that designer babies will impact towards society and those who does not believe on it. Besides , this report will also curtain background to the arguments , the social significances , identify the participants relevance and put towards differing arguments related to the view had. 2.0 The issue and background to the debate The invention of designer babies have brought happiness to infertile couples. According to the advanced technologies in 1990s, it…

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    Designer Babies Analysis

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    It is within human nature to strive for perfection. To be the best we can be, and now humans are on the brink of discovering how to finally reach this “perfection” we desire through genetically modifying fetuses or in other words creating a designer baby. However, should we really turn to designer babies in our search for perfection? In my opinion I do not believe we should because there are so many unforeseen consequences of designer babies that we cannot comprehend. We may come across bacteria…

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    Introduction Designer babies used to be something that was only in science fiction books, but now, scientists are very close to being able to create them. There are many unknowns with designer babies such as will they be used to create healthier babies only, or will everything be about making the “perfect” looking baby. That is just one example of many. However, what could possibly be one of the most harmful consequences of designer babies is a reduced gene pool that could be caused by the…

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    in humans is the creation of designer babies. One of the first times that a designer baby was created (in vitro) was in…

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    Bring your partner, grab a seat, pick up your baby catalog and start choosing. Will you go for the brown hair or blond? Would you prefer tall or short? Funny or clever? Girl or boy? And do you want them to be a muscle-bound sports hero? Or a slender and intelligent bookworm? Imagine a perfect world, were everyone was perfect and designed a certain way. Designed how your parents wanted you to be like. Imagine the feeling once finding out you were made into the child your parents thought was “the…

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    Ethics Of Designer Babies

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    11-21-17 Mrs.williams Caleb anders When it comes to the “designer babies” there are many problems that could occur. Designer babies have genes that are either mutated or are somehow tampered with to make them the way the parent sees fit. So when you are tampering with those genes you do not always know what affect you will get and something could go wrong and the baby could end up born with a birth defect of some kind. These birth defects range anywhere from down syndrome to autism. Is…

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    Designer babies are the new way to bioengineer offspring, to change the different genetics of a child. Scientists will be able to eventually use transcription and translation to change the different traits like; gender, appearance, intelligence, diseases, and personality. There is much controversy on whether designer babies should exist because of ethical controversy and designer babies causing additional racism in our country. Only the wealthy will be able to have designer babies, and will…

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