Wednesday, January 8, 2014

* The Latest Fashions in Designer Genes

“In twenty to forty years, at least in the developed world, most babies could be conceived through in-vitro fertilization, so that their parents can choose among embryos,” Hank Greely, a professor at Stanford Law School and the director of he university’s Center for Law and Biogenics, told me. Greely’s book on the ethical implications of genomics and human reproduction, “The End of Sex,” will be published next year. “That way, the parents of someone else can select among a limited number of embryos with the combination of genes they most want to see in their offspring. It’s going to happen. And China will have fewer cultural and legal barriers to it than we see in the United States


The Gene Factory
By Michael Specter

The New Yorker

January 6, 2014

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