A world with designer babies: utopia or dystopia?

2017,  Romania
"Are we good enough? If not, how may we improve ourselves? Must we restrict ourselves to traditional methods like study and training? Or should we also use science to enhance some of our mental and physical capacities more directly?" (Bostrom, N., Savulescu, J. - Human enhancements ethics: the state of the debate) Our world is going through a technology boom, and that includes the life sciences. Now that it is possible to edit the genome through faster and cheaper methods (e.g. CRISPR), our society is facing with a new problematic of human rights and equality. On one side, genetic alterations are seen as techniques that are bound to alter the essence of humanity itself, and on the other, it is seen as a new step in our evolution. This is a survey conducted by Bio-ME, a magazine written by and for biosciences students, but also for those that are interested in this broad domain of science. For this issue, we want to see what is your opinion regarding the impact that could have on the modern world the existence of designer children (obtained through genetic engineering). Completing the survey will take up to 20 minutes, and the answers won't be used for commercial purposes. For more questions and updates you can check our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/revistabiome).
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