Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Are you ready for designer parenting? In the near future, the complete library of  an embryos’ DNA will be analyzed to reveal diseases and personal traits, thereby allowing parents to determine if each is suitable to be allowed to live.  NCER supports a ban on use of genetic editing to produce designer babies.
MALCOLM RITTER,  Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to have a baby.

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A guide to CRISPR, the human gene-editing tool that has scientists excited — and terrified

We are now one step closer to designer babies. Using a technique called CRISPR, geneticists in China recently modified the DNA of nonviable human embryos and published the results in the journal Protein & Cell.

Editing the genetic material of human embryos was a first — and the April 18 publication of the results set off a cascade of awe and controversy.

“While these embryos will not be growing up into genetically modified people,” …

In The News – Three Parent Embryos:

The US Institute of Medicine is currently requesting regulatory approval for 3-person IVF, so this issue is of immediate concern for Americans as well as for the Brits. Embryos will be created and destroyed during research and implementation of this technique, all in an effort to genetically engineer the prevention of a disease in those embryos who are then “allowed” to be born. This procedure opposes every ethical principle in medicine: Respect for Persons, Beneficence, …