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A popular term for a person whose DNA been manipulated to prevent or ameliorate a genetic disorder

designer baby

A baby derived from an embryo selected for a particular purpose or from one whose genome has been modified for a particular purpose.
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Prof Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, said: "I'm worried about the use of the technology for editing human germ lines and designer babies.
If we stop all progress into scientific research now because of the assumption that we are heading towards a society of designer babies, all that will happen is that some of us will continue to inherit often life-threatening diseases.
The rhetoric surrounding these infants invites participation in the technology and ideology used to conceive and raise designer babies at the same time that it paradoxically sculpts an exclusionary body for them in the figure of the white, middle-class infant integrated into the heteronormative family.
Health Minister Caroline Flint said allowing parents to pick sex for reasons such as 'balancing' the make-up of their family could be the start of a 'slippery slope' to designer babies.
Allowing parents to pick sex for reasons such as "balancing" the make-up of their family could be the start of a "slippery slope" to designer babies, she warned.
THE fertility watchdogs are considering relaxing their rules on designer babies.
DESIGNER BABIES and bionic athletes, genetic ethics and brain tinkering.
These are not designer babies, and we are not introducing anything new," she told BBC radio.
BRITAIN'S ban on designer babies will not be lifted by new Health Secretary John Reid.
Once genetic engineering is perfected in simians, he warned, human designer babies are next--and ultimately nothing less than "the abolition of humanity.
It's easy to shift over [from therapeutic needs] to designer babies.