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Designer Babies

Human genetic engineering

sarah webb

on 9 January 2013

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Creating Designer Babies Human Genetic Engineering: Eye Colour? Mental Capacities? Sex?
Metabolism? Somatic Germ line HOW THE PAST 1973 1st GMO: single-cell bacteria 1972 Recombinant DNA molecules 1974 World's 1st transgenic animal THE PRESENT Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Why Not HGE? -Inefficient
-genes have more than one effect
-may generate new mutations
-ethical/moral implications
-not only solution for medical purposes THE FUTURE increased immunity, longer lifespan elimination of disease, handicaps enhanced human race References

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