Location

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Start Date

16-4-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2011 3:30 PM

Description

Designer babies have been frequently used to help prevent genetic defect of offspring. The two main procedures that can help prevent offspring of having a genetic defect is by IVF, In Vitro Fertilization, or PGD, Preimplantation Genetic Disorder. It is a topic currently being debated ethically on whether it is okay to design a baby and how far people may take the procedures to design a baby before it gets out of hand. Two sides can be approached to this topic: Should designer babies be regulated or should it not be regulated? A concern that is plaguing the minds of many people is whether designing babies will lead to the creation of a super race. There are 7.3 million women (between ages 15-44) in the U.S. that are infertile. There are 2.1 million men and women in the U.S. who cannot conceive a baby (within 12 consecutive months

Keywords

Embryology; Fertilization in vitro; Human; Genetic engineering – Law and legislation; Genetic screening; Medical ethics; Medical genetics

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Obstetrics and Gynecology

Language

English

 
Apr 16th, 2:00 PM Apr 16th, 3:30 PM

Should designer babies be regulated?

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Designer babies have been frequently used to help prevent genetic defect of offspring. The two main procedures that can help prevent offspring of having a genetic defect is by IVF, In Vitro Fertilization, or PGD, Preimplantation Genetic Disorder. It is a topic currently being debated ethically on whether it is okay to design a baby and how far people may take the procedures to design a baby before it gets out of hand. Two sides can be approached to this topic: Should designer babies be regulated or should it not be regulated? A concern that is plaguing the minds of many people is whether designing babies will lead to the creation of a super race. There are 7.3 million women (between ages 15-44) in the U.S. that are infertile. There are 2.1 million men and women in the U.S. who cannot conceive a baby (within 12 consecutive months