What are your future kid goals? Most people of course want the perfect child, one with outstanding looks and skills. Some of us will do anything to have the perfect child- this brings us to the option of designer babies.

What Are Designer Babies?

What Are Designer Babies?
The colloquial term “designer baby” refers to a baby whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering combined with in vitro fertilization to ensure the presence or absence of particular genes or characteristics. – wikipedia
In simpler terms, using biotechnology to choose what type of baby you want. Latest research is making designer babies a reality now, using technology developed originally for use in animals.
 
What traits could be changed in a designer baby?
Gender
Appearance
Intelligence
Disease
Personality
 
Trait selection
Embryo screening involves a process called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Embryos are created by in-vitro fertilization and grown to the eight-cell stage, at which point one or two cells are removed. Scientists then examine the DNA of these cells for defects, and only normal embryos are replaced in the womb.
Three-parent baby
Three-parent babies are human offspring with three genetic parents, created through a specialized form of In vitro fertilisation in which the future baby’s mitochondrial DNA comes from a third party. The procedure is intended to prevent mitochondrial diseases including muscular dystrophy and some heart and liver conditions. It is the subject of considerable controversy in the field of bioethics. – wikipedia
Pros and Cons of Designer Babies
Pros
Reduces risk of genetic diseases
Reduces risk of inherited medical conditions
Keep pace with others doing it
Better chance the child will succeed in life
Better understanding of genetics
Increased life span
Can give a child genes that the parents do not carry
Prevent next generation of family from getting characteristics/diseases
 
Cons
Termination of embryos
Could create a gap in society
Possibility of damage to the gene pool
Baby has no choice in the matter
Genes often have more than one use
Geneticists are not perfect
Loss of Individuality
Other children in family could be affected by parent’s decision

What would your designer baby look like?

How cute and perfect looking is this bambini?

The perfect glam bambini

Ooh we all want our girly bambinis to come with shiny long hair like this one

Adorable cuties

Picturesque

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