Aldous Huxley would be proud. Britain's bookstores have finally been graced with Ronald Green's book, Babies by Design, published last November in the US. In it, Green speaks to "directed human evolution," where parents are able to make use of the current state of genetic research to sculpt whatever kind of perfection -- or imperfection -- they want into the DNA of an unborn fetus. He thinks it's risky, and writes that "wrongful life" lawsuits will be the main check on keeping the technology, well, human. "By rewriting our own operating instructions we will be changing our relationship with the world around us, and each other," the Economist article says.
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