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The strong reliance on the advancements in science and technology for a better world has created a double-edged sword, predicting unexpected scenarios for the human race.
Despite the incredible benefit of genome editing technology, the concept of designer babies or genetically modified babies raises concerns about the permanent change of the inheritable genes. A designer baby is an embryo that has been genetically altered at the preimplantation stage to produce a child with specific traits like removal of genetic diseases or adding personality traits like high IQ, strength, etc. With the help of IVF technology and gene editing tools like CRISPR-Cas9, the technology of designer babies can manipulate the genes affecting generations and generations.
Having the potential to reengineer the human race, will the acceptance of the technology of genetically modified babies land us into an era of super-humans?
- Madhavi Desai