Pros And Cons Of Genetic Engineering: Designer Babies

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Genetic engineering in humans is a recent development that gives parents the option to design their idea of a perfect baby. The idea of “perfect babies” will lead to designer babies. The term designer babies refers to using biotechnology to choose what type of baby you want. The traits that can be changed in these babies are gender, appearance, intelligence, disease, and personality. Changing these traits can cause many problems and can affect society, the family, and the baby. Society could be affected because the designer babies could create a gap in society and only the wealthy people will be able to afford it. The other children in the family could be affected by the parent's decision. This procedure could also lead to the termination of…show more content…
By editing the DNA of the cells or embryo itself, it could be possible to correct diseases and pass those genetic fixes onto future generations. It could makes diseases like cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's, and diabetes history (Regalado). It also has the potential to increase life span in humans. Some scientists say the average life span could range between one hundred and one hundred fifty years (Uppangala). Genetically modified humans is the next venture for biotechnology companies working with the United States Military, with the goal of producing super soldiers. These super soldiers won't require food or sleep to perfect, Olympic-style physical feats and achievements. Earlier this year DARPA was developing research into contact lens-mounted displays that could transport informations from drones into the eyeballs of soldiers. DARPA is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The agency is also developing helmets in which the soldiers could communicate telepathically with the kill drones. The super soldiers will also be able to regrow limbs that were destroyed by enemy fire and live off their fat stores for extreme lengths of time
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