Professor: Dr Sarah Myer
By Sandra Hall
April 6, 2014
Couples help out one another when it comes to making decisions weather its deciding on dinner or picking out floor plans for a new home. But now technology has a way for couples to pick out there babies genetics and design there perfect baby. “Designing Babies” using genetic enhancements is an issue that is gaining attention in the news. (“Debating ‘Designer Babies”). This controversial issue, is causing people to think about moral issues surrounding genetic enhancement. Even though technology can help with learning and preventing diseases and birth defects, It is unethical to use this technology to create ‘designer babies’ with enhancement appearance and physical ability’s.
Opponents of the liberal argument for enhancement argue that “there are morally significant differences between upbringing and genetic enhancement.” Some doctors and scientist believe that by genetically enhancing embryos our “descendents” may change to such an extent that they will lose their humanity. According to Fukuyama, an influential author, “ environmental influences operate only within limits set by genes, which means that even strong education programs leave their subjects humanity “intact.”
Designer Babies price for their super intelligence will be the experiences that give human life meaning. Although people believe that by altering a baby ‘s genetics they are “playing God” or that it’s morally wrong’, most people agree that eliminating the chances
that your baby might have disease or birth defects is worth while. This new genetic technology not only ensure that your baby will be healthy but it can “ensure children will have traits that their parents don’t have especially if they have a history of disease like sick cell or cancer.
Creating a generation of genetically modified humans could mess with...