Friday, March 13, 2009

Designer baby?

A US clinic has sparked controversy by offering would-be parents the chance to select traits like the eye and hair colour of their offspring. The LA Fertility Institutes run by Dr Jeff Steinberg, a pioneer of IVF in the 1970s, expects a trait-selected baby to be born next year. His clinic also offers sex selection.

UK fertility experts are angered that the service will distract attention from how the same technology can protect against inherited disease.

Read the entire article here.

4 comments:

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I just don't think this is right.

I could be wrong, but that's my gut on it.

Mother Mayhem said...

SIGH.

Uncle Joe said...

i'm surprised that it taken so LONG for this technology.

not that I agree with it.

The Doozie said...

Can I order a kid who does not backsass and gets straight A's?