The Drive for Perfect Children Gets a Little Scary

Here’s a thoughtful piece by Tyler Cowan on genetic engineering.

He says, “There’s a lot of innovation going on in China these days, but perhaps not all of it is good. Chinese fertility centers are going well beyond American practices, using genetic diagnosis to influence how children conceived through in vitro fertilization will turn out. On one hand, the potential for improving human health is enormous. On the other hand, I am uneasy at the prospect of the power this gives parents. I don’t trust people to take so much control over the future of human nature.”

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The Drive for Perfect Children Gets a Little Scary

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