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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2] While the notion of humans experimenting with human biology has appeared throughout history in various fictions and speculations, the 1990s heralded the appearance of the designer baby in cultural discourse, a term commonly employed in the mass media to describe the conception of infants according to particular parental and medical standards.
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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority gave the green light last week for Shahana and Raj Hashmi, from Leeds, to "create" a designer baby.
Sandbox Couture is the premier online children's boutique offering upscale designer baby clothing and accessories for little boys and girls size 0 - 6x.
VICTORIA Beckham is to launch a range of designer baby dresses after being inspired by her daughter Harper Seven.
HERE is your chance to win designer baby clothes from Oh Baby London and a year's supply of Fairy Non-Bio and Fairy Fabric Softener.
The Whitakers, who now live in Oxford, selected a tissue match embryo at the Reproductive Genetics Institute in Chicago in October 2002 and in June 2003, Michelle gave birth to Jamie ( Britain's first designer baby.
Jayson and Michelle Whitaker, from Palterton in Derbyshire, were forced to go to the US to conceive a designer baby to help their five-year-old son Charlie, who has a rare form of anaemia.
The happiness of Britain's designer baby family is not in doubt - but the ethical issues are not so clear-cut.
A DESIGNER baby buggy is at the centre of a safety alert after a wheel-locking problem caused it to tip over, leaving two children hurt.
DOCTORS are hailing the first designer baby to be born in Britain without a breast cancer gene.
Park Hospital fertility expert Dr Simon Fishel revealed that six sets of parents have currently lodged applications with PCTs to try for a designer baby at the health unit.