Would You do a “Designer Baby” if Given Opportunity?

Would You do a “Designer Baby” if Given Opportunity?

Would you do “designer baby” if you given opportunity? In the 1970s, Dr. Robert Graham believed that he could save the world by helping to create babies with a higher IQ. The concept of genetic engineering in humans was also coming to light at this time. As reproductive technologies continue to improve, men and women have greater choices in how they conceive and in how they create embryos.

The new technologies allow for gene selection for things such as eye color, hair color, and even sex! Aside from the many ethical issues, there is also discussion about how much of our development is ultimately based upon those genes, our nature, and how much is related to environmental influences, our nature.

Assignment:
discuss your opinion on the concept of “designer babies”. Would you do it if given the opportunity? Do you think our nature (genetics) plays a significant role in our developmental outcomes?

Explain your position. Use information from the textbook, reliable online sources (which you must cite), or personal experiences.