Designer babies are babies that are the result of genetic modification.
Assuming that we could do it in the safest manner without creating new diseases would people accept it? Would you accept it?
One of the few arguments are:
“Geneism” - This is the discrimination against people for their genes. But this is a weak argument as this happens in today’s world. People are judged for their external appearance (racism,) health, (higher premiums for diseases), and intelligence (smart people get good jobs, average people get average jobs, mentally retarded people have to be taken care of.)
Vanity - Some fear that parents will love their child’s looks more than the child. That if the child does not come out with the desired features of the parents, the child will be discarded. However I doubt most parents would be like this. Most parents just want the best for their child, within reason.
3)Unintended physical and mental conditions - The final fear is that modifying human DNA would create diseases/syndromes we would never have thought of. That is a legitimate concern. Since DNA is the way it is because for so long, and that humans don’t understand DNA completely, the possibilities for errors are just too great.
What do you think?