The Pros And Cons Of Design

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Then someone else may argue "if the genes of the next generation could be chosen, we would have many more intelligent, rational, and logical children". However, "revolution works at the margins, and it does so through trade-offs". ( KOZUBEK, 2017) For example, the infamous "APOE4 variant, the single strongest risk variant for late-onset Alzheimer's disease, remains at 15% frequency in the population-one reason is that it may also up Vitamin D."(KOZUBEK, 2017) Overall, engineered traits may advance the mankind in a temporary period, but ultimately they may turn out to be detrimental. From a biological standpoint, decreased biodiversity due to "baby designing" will impede the human ability to adapt, which is quite dangerous considering the…show more content…
("Designer",2017) Furthermore, the impecunious parents who cannot afford the fees of the procedure are doomed to fail the preparation for their children to compete with their counterparts who will seize the favorable position by virtue of enhanced traits owing to advantageous genes their wealthy parents "bought" them before birth. Just as is illustrated by the science-fiction film Gattaca, which explores this issue by depicting a world where only genetically-modified individuals can engage in the upper echelon of society. The wealthy able to afford the selection of desirable traits for their offspring and those of lower socioeconomic status unable to afford the same option will ultimately divide to a segregation between the superior "modified" humans, and the pure but inferior ones. And the "economic divisions may grow into genetic divisions, with social distinctions delineating enhanced individuals from unenhanced individuals".( Ly, 2011) Therefore, if the usage of the technology is not constrained properly, the social situation of inequality between the rich and the poor will turn more
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