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Posted 9/23/14
There seems to be rather limited thinking here.
Everyone is debating whether we should have barbie and ken identical perfect children with strong muscles, perfect teeth and high IQ.

Screw that - I want chimeras!
Catgirls!
Gorgons!
Minotaurs!
Heck I'm sure someone out there wants Grey Aliens!
Skin all colours of the rainbow!
Vampires I'm sure would be popular.
Wings! Eagle wings for your little angel. Batwings for your little demon.
Explore the oceans with mermaids.
And eventually explore space with solar powered people.

Embrace diversity - just because someone looks and acts a little different doesn't mean that they aren't people too.

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Posted 9/23/14 , edited 9/23/14
I think it will happen but that it is genetically a bad idea.. we could wipe out gene combinations needed for the human race to adapt to survive a virus that appears later or some disaster that occurs. This problem is already happening in the wheat population where they are going back to seed banks to cross breed wheat with some earlier more primitive forms to hopefully pick up its disease-resistant traits again.
Posted 9/23/14
is this where you take sharpies to babies and make them different colours?
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Posted 2/24/15 , edited 2/24/15
In my view, I didn't want this kind of advanced improvement for my baby. I just share my review regarding the above question




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Posted 2/24/15
This is kind of creepy, and not a very good thing genetically. Genetic manipulation could be detrimental to certain genes, what's wrong with letting nature run its course? Perhaps it could be used to avoid/change certain things, such as retardation or deformities that could potentially affect a baby's life in the long run (that can be detected nowadays, but can't necessarily be helped by modern medicine in the curing sense), but I don't think it should be used to "engineer" a parents perfect baby, IMHO a couple should just let nature decide. Idealizing everything just seems like.... well, it'd be boring if everyone were perfect.
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Posted 2/24/15
I wouldn't bother with that. Personally I feel like it's saying to your kids, "I wouldn't love you if you turned out differently." Definitely not the message I would want to send to the next generation.

Just goes to show how vain people are getting.
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Posted 2/24/15
Designer baby desu?
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Posted 2/24/15
noooooooo...never!!!
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Posted 2/27/15
I think I'd do it for disease, and stop there.
If I can prevent birth defects, or diabetes, or the premature balding they might get from my dad's side of the family, YEAH!
But I wouldn't change my child's features or intelligence. Then it's not my child is it? It's some sort of bizarre, half-lab experiment creation. It should be a combination of my and my partner, even if we aren't too smart, or very good looking, or if we have intense acne. The child shouldn't be anymore than that.
I would change what I need to make sure they have the best potential to live a long and healthy life, and no more than that.
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Posted 2/27/15
No I would not. As for is it right or wrong I really don't know. Time will tell.
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Posted 2/27/15
It's the same thing as a damn abortion.
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