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Trigger Warning: Designer Babies

October 8, 2016

Lay media has let another bioethics bogeyman out of the closet.

This week, headlines griped about the imminent threat of CRISPR (http://tinyurl.com/z4ohams) and the moral malady of the 3-parent baby ( http://tinyurl.com/j5ycr47).

[For those who wish to brush up on CRISPR: http://tinyurl.com/kpqdwsu]

So it struck me as somewhat ironic when this week also saw The London Sperm Bank release its new mobile app, which allows clients to search sperm donors by specific traits, including eye colour, hair colour, ethnicity, race, and personality profile. http://tinyurl.com/habamnu

My instinct is that designer babies are inevitable.

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