designer baby

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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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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.
Advances in technology that allow doctors to screen and manipulate embryos have raised fears of so-called designer babies.
Josephine Quintavalle and her group, Comment on Reproductive Ethics, went to the Law Lords, claiming the concept of designer babies was against the law.
Fourteen youngsters, aged between 16 and 19, had come together in Cardiff to debate the question: Designer Babies - what choices should we be able to make?
The debate on embryo screening and the rules governing designer babies continues and Tony Blair is hinting that the time limit for abortion may be re-examined.
THE fertility watchdogs are considering relaxing their rules on designer babies.
PARENTS could soon be allowed to have designer babies to save the life of a sick brother or sister.
The fertility watchdog is considering relaxing its rules on designer babies, it was reported today.
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.