Screening Embryos With Color ID

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Feb. 17 2009 8:12 AM

Screening Embryos With Color ID

 

Is the era of designer babies finally upon us?

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Every week, it seems, we're told that this discovery or that technology might lead to "designer babies." I've heard this so many times that I've stopped taking it seriously. Genetic engineering always turns out to be more complicated than expected, and our latest technology always turns out to be less capable than advertised.

But now trait selection seems to be coming into view for real.

More here .

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

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