Designer Babies

March 22, 2012

Sleeping Baby

“Do you want a boy or a girl?” That question is now only one of many variables soon-to-be parents could choose from. Again, technology takes us to the outer realm where parents no longer have to wish for certain traits, but can plan for them through genetic engineering. Professor Darren Griffin will discuss the pros and cons of genetic screening.

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What You Will Learn

  • The definition of the term “designer babies” and 5 myths that surround it (which hopefully will be dispelled)
  • The science behind practices that are often given this appellation e.g preimplantation genetic diagnosis and cloning
  • A practical perspective on what is and is not feasible in this field and where we should focus our concerns.

The Fine Print

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Darren Griffin
University of Kent