Parents should be able to genetically engineer their children like in gattaca

Wednesday, 11 October, A test-tube baby in the US is born because his embryo has the exact type of cells to treat his sister's life-threatening bone marrow deficiency.

Parents should be able to genetically engineer their children like in gattaca

Least to Most Within limits, yes. If you do a genetic test and discover the baby has Cystic fibrosis or some other genetic disease, and we have the ability to correct it, then this MUST be allowed. That itself opens the door to quality of life issues, like asthma for example, if we can genetically strengthen a persons immune response or strength of lung or modify lung capacity, then why would we NOT do this?

Gene therapy is not, in and of itself, evil, but we do not to develop ethical guidelines and criminal penalties for the abuse of this process.

Eugenics and other forms of gene manipulation should be banned. WADA has already taken steps to identify and eliminate gene 'doping' before it enters sports.

And yet in academics and business, gene doping for greater intellect, etc. Whether we like it or not, its here, and we need a framework for dealing with it.

Banning it will accomplish nothing, and may do more harm than good. Doing nothing and precluding sound moral limits to the process, itself risks unethical results from this process. This not a question of should, but how And the question is one of stewardship.

Is it wrong to prevent a parent from changing a child's hair color? Is it wrong to correct a child sub-optmal intelligence? Its these questions that must drive the framework.Would this change mean empowering parents to give their children the best start possible? Or would it mean designer babies who could face unforeseen genetic problems?

Experts debated on Wednesday evening (Feb. 13) whether prenatal engineering should be banned in the United States.

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Dec 08,  · Why You Should Genetically Engineer Your Children. Posted on December 8, Updated on May 5, Most of us would do anything to help our children have the best future possible. We would make sure they had the best prenatal environment, the best diet and be sent to the best schools, all so that they could have the best possible future opportunities.

“Unfettered development of PGD applications is providing parents and fertility specialists an increasing and unprecedented level of control over the genetic make-up of their children,” wrote.

Parents should not be allowed to genetically engineer their children because who would want to live in a world that everyone is the same in? There would never be any surprises because everything that genetically engineered patients do, they have already been ‘programmed’ to do before they were born.

It’s their baby. It’s their baby, they should be able to know what looks like. If the baby had a syndrome that was deadly or would make the child suffer, but you want the child to live.

Nov 04,  · The film writers most likely lacked technical knowledge of genetics and did not take into account the scenario you have described, that is, genetically perfect parents should create near genetically perfect babies. Would this change mean empowering parents to give their children the best start possible? Or would it mean designer babies who could face unforeseen genetic problems? Experts debated on Wednesday evening (Feb. 13) whether prenatal engineering should be banned in the United States. In Gattaca‘s world, most parents genetically engineer their children, and the few parents who conceive naturally risk producing children who become members of an underclass called “invalids.”.

Gattaca revealed both the pros and cons of genetic engineering in science. Humans are not meant to alter Mother Nature, or they have to face the unnecessary repercussions.

Parents should not be informed of their child’s life expectancy or percentage of diseases.

Parents should be able to genetically engineer their children like in gattaca
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