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Pgd Pros And Cons

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On the contrary, when genetically revising a baby, there is a point where society believes that having the procedure done is morally right. For instance, “genetically altering someone so that they are born without brain defects would probably be morally right” (Notaro, 2012, p. 1). In cases where there is a purpose to alter a baby, designing him or her is acceptable whereas just changing appearance is unnecessary. “The promise is that we may soon be able to treat and prevent a host of debilitating diseases” (Sandel, 2004, p. 1). A goal for all doctors are to save lives and make as many people happy and healthy. Eradicating a disease helps when attempting to rescue people from a potentially fatal illness. “This aspect of PGD [Preimplantation genetic diagnosis] strikes hardest at those people who were born with these inherited diseases, since many of them feel they have been rejected by society” (Edwards, 2017, p. 2). …show more content…

Being able to prevent the disease will stop the sequence from forming in future generations. In some cases, inherited diseases only run in specific genders; geneticists can help end the cycle. Sandel, 2004, stated, “[e]veryone would welcome a gene therapy to alleviate muscular dystrophy and to reverse debilitating muscle loss that comes with old age. But what if the same therapy were used to improve athletic performance” (p. 2). The possibility to control muscular dystrophy and stop muscle loss for the elderly is tolerable, but improving athletic performance for the fetus’s future without their consent is immoral. Before testing to rid of diseases, “the evidence in a complete computer simulation would have to show that genetically modifying a certain part of the genome could indeed save lives” (Notaro, 2012, p. 2). Parents need to consider the moral aspect of modifying their children before taking

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