PGD Clinics: Where Dreams Come True Many parents-to-be dream about what physical and intellectual traits their child may have and how those traits will affect the child later in life. If the child is athletic then they will be healthy, if they are smart they will have a good job, if they are attractive then life will be easier for them, the list goes on and on. These ideas may or may not be realized, but regardless, the parents love their child all the same. However, by using new trait selection technology, future parents may turn their dreams into a reality. Through a procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) parents can target certain genes in their potential child and do everything from choosing gender, to turning off genes for disabilities and disorders, to changing eye color. While these procedures may seem miraculous, they are potentially exceedingly dangerous to the metal state of the child and to society, in addition to running very close to the fine ethical line of playing God. While parents may say that they support their child 100% in everything they do, the reality is that most parents have a preconceived idea for what their child’s life ought to be like and become slightly saddened if their child does not wish to follow this path. Parents eventually realize that it is the child’s life, not their own, and they learn to allow their child to do as they wish. Except imagine if the child was physically designed to be someone that they do not wish to be. If a child was created to be an athlete, but has a passion for the arts, what do they decide to develop? The amount of pressure that a child would feel from his parents saying, “You were literally born to play football” would be extreme enough to defer the child’s dreams of the theater and instead participate in an activity that is not enjoyable for him. Or if the child did have the courage to stand up to his parents, there would no doubt be chaos within their house hold. But parents know best, right? Assuming that desirable traits are somewhat universal, competition would start among families to see who could produce the most perfect child. Additionally, children of parents who chose not to use PGD may feel inferior compared to the “perfect” children. “If we’re going to produce children who are claimed to be superior because of their particular genes, we risk introducing new sources of discrimination,” says Marce Darnovsky, associate executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society. (Naik) For…
Pro Bio Babies (Designer babies)
“Designer babies” refer to a baby whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering. Today, with our advances in genetics scientist are able to take away or modify specific genes. Therefore, enables doctors to prevent diseases passed down to an unborn child. “This is beneficial because society can now cure and prevent harmful diseases such as cancer, autism, and Down syndrome.” On the other hand, not only can designer babies…
The term designer babies is defined as, “a baby whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering combines with vitro fertilization to ensure the presence or absence of particular genes or characteristics”(Agar , 2006 , p.1). So basically it means that you ( as a parent ) could design your baby’s features such as eye color , hair color and etc. The technology that is being used identified as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis or PGD. It was primarily…
March 27, 2015
Designer Babies: The Future Filled With Healthy Children
The movies and science fiction novels often portray science as overstepping its bounds and trying to change man by altering his genetic structure, only to suffer dire consequences or create some kind of monster. The population grows nervous when the idea of genetically modifying humans is mentioned. In a poll conducted by the Huffington Post in 2014 over 52% of the population were…
the human genome, and maybe some already promoted actions in this field; you will have shed some light on engineering people a certain way.
Before anyone can fight the idea of GM (Genetically Modified) babies; one must be informed fully on the topic. Just because the idea of “engineering” babies might not sound like what a good and sane person might want, does not mean it is a bad thing for us as a species. The human genome is a fragile and naturally beautiful work of art. The codes within our DNA…
Properties of gortex:
Teflon is the trade name for a polymer called polytetrafluoroethene, or PTFE. It is very slippery, so is used to make non-stick coatings for pans. It is also used in Gore-Tex
Gore-Tex contains layers of nylon, PTFE and polyurethane. The PTFE contains a lot of tiny holes called pores - there are around 14 million per square millimeter. Each one is too small for water droplets to pass through, but big enough…
“Babies” by Thomas Balmès is a documentary that follows the lives of four babies from birth until their first birthday. The babies are all from different places around the world two being from urban areas, Mari who is from Tokyo and Hattie who is from San Francisco. The other two babies are Ponijao who is from Opuwo, Namibia and Bayar who is from Bayanchandamn, Mongolia are being raised in rural areas. Throughout, the documentary, the viewers learn about the similarities and differences…
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Graphic Designers & Copyright
In this information sheet, we give a brief overview of copyright issues affecting graphic designers. People who use graphic design or engage graphic designers may also find it helpful. More detailed information is provided in our book Graphic Designers & Copyright. Other information sheets that may be relevant are Artworks, Logos, Websites, and Assigning & Licensing Rights. For information about these and…
What is designer babies?
When you hear designer babies you might think that you are making outfits and etc, but the real term is defined as i a baby whose genetic makeup has been selected in order to eradicate a particular defect, or to ensure that a particular gene is present. Basically saying the parents are able to choose the genetics of their child before birth. This topic is highly debated if it is right or wrong to select the child’s genes.
Pros for designing babies
Some of the pros are modifying…
for Unknown Designers
Lots of unknown designers don’t have chances to unfolding their talents. We could cooperate with some brilliant designers that providing a platform for unknown designers to show off their products while offering a platform for our customers to admire the designs of excellent unknown designers. Every week we will recommend several chief designers with their products. Customers purchase products from our website. We will take percentage from the sales of designers.
17 October 2012
Stefan Sagmeister: An Influential Designer
In today’s art world there seems to be a large gap that separates fine art from commercial art. Often there is a disconnected coldness associated with those who work in communications art and produce art for clients. As if all emotion and feeling is stripped from commercial artwork merely because it was created with the intention of pleasing a client. Stefan Sagmeister bridges the gap in the art…