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Further small steps toward designer babies

A personal-genomics company in California has been awarded a broad U.S. patent for a technique that could be used in a fertility clinic to create …

IVF ‘Designer Babies’ And “Three-Parent Babies” Raise Serious Ethical Questions

<b>Infowars.com</b><br>July 8, 2013<p>The first baby born in the US using in vitro fertilization (IVF) combined with a new procedure for next-generation gene …

'Designer babies': the ultimate privileged elite?

When the world looks back at how the "designer babies" trend began, they will see an innocent start. A Philadelphia couple who had gone through the physical and emotional marathon of trying to have a child turned to intra-uterine insemination and ultimately IVF. Like any rational people, they …

Designer babies will soon be a reality, but at what cost?

Many couples would love to choose their baby's gender, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to designer babies. Imagine being able …

23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge

What's even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea.<p>23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S. Patent #8,543,339 is titled "Gamete donor selection …

Genetics

How Designer Children Work

Given the choice, would you rather have been born with a different eye color, hair color or ­skin tone? Maybe you would have chosen to be taller, …

Where should we draw the line on 'designer' babies?

Leafing through the popular press it’s easy to see that the baby industry is big business: designer labels in size 000; prams that deftly allow …