'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

by jeeg 19. January 2015 20:07
  Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC. Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice. He said huge advances in the past two ... [More]

Genetic-testing patent raises concerns about ‘designer babies’

by jeeg 9. October 2013 22:51
A controversial new patent for technology that allows people to choose egg and sperm donors, based on the traits they want in their prospective children, is raising questions among experts about the moral bounds of what can be patented.   The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 24... [More]
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