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Topics: genetic engineering

A Note on the Future: Deliberately Disabling Children



For a number of years now, a great deal of discussion has taken place among scientists and in the popular media about the genetic engineering of children. Will it soon be possible, for prices widely affordable at least to the upper-middle class, to guarantee that children have a high IQ, or excellent athletic ability, or he over 6 feet tall, or have blond hair and blue eyes? Is it right to commodity children in this …

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A Note on the Future



30 March 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 12 Dear Colleague: When we think of designer children, we think of an effort to breed supermen.  But there is a new and even more disturbing trend: Designer children designed to be disabled. Steven W. Mosher President A Note on the Future: Deliberately Disabling Children For a number of years now, a great deal of discussion has taken place among scientists and in the popular media about the …

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