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Designer Babies
Parents can now pick a kid's sex and screen for genetic illness. Will they someday select brains and beauty too? In the ever- advancing technological world, scientists discover new and efficient ways to advance society each and every single day. Imagine being able to choose your child's body type, or personality, or IQ. It is not as farfetched as it sounds. It's a process called "Gene Therapy", and is being perfected right now. This process rules out any unknown's in childbirth. It will not only allow us to determine the child's sex, but also his future. In natural child conception, the mother provides the the two X chromosomes and the father provides the X and Y chromosomes. The balance of genetic make up is …show more content…

A human, born or unborn, has the right to have his/her own identity, naturally created by a mother or father, not a scientist. What right do we (science) have assuming that we can step in and
"takeover" mother nature and the natural process? If something is natural, that is the it is supposed to be, the way it has always been. Complications thus far in the natural human life, consist of infant disease and death. It seems the humane thing to do to try to save these children from this unpleasant fate, but that is reality. If we alter reality we are altering our world, and who we are.

Who Gets the Good Genes?

In Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel "Brave New World", childbirth is controlled by science and the government. The book relates the idea of reproduction for the sake of social efficiency, to the natural way of birth. Creating babies from test tubes, and deciding one's existence on the basis of the betterment of their society, is the controversial topic of the millennium. The idea is a sticky one because genetic transfers present reasonable arguments for both opposing it and advocating it. Ethical dilemma's prevent most people from accepting this new scientific revolution, but when talking ethical, isn't it ethical to try to better the world, or save a child's life? "Who would try to stop parents from ensuring that their child doesn't have hemophilia?" Ethically it would be the right thing to do. Also, what would be

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