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In Defence Of Designer Babies | Ilya Somin | Reason | 11 November 2018
Using genetic engineering to produce smarter and stronger babies may lead to repugnant and unfair outcomes — but leaving genetics to nature already leads to repugnant and unfair outcomes. “Imagine that, thanks to technology, the Jones family has a child free of the Down Syndrome or Tay-Sachs Disease that might otherwise have afflicted her. She grows up to be a successful scientist. Others benefit from the discoveries she makes. If you multiply that effect over thousands of cases, it is clear that designer babies can have a great positive impact, even if the technology is not universally available”
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november 2018 by petulantskeptic
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