Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More

“‘I fully predict it will be possible,’ says Hsu of selecting embryos with higher IQ scores. ‘But we’ve said that we as a company are not going to do it. It’s a difficult issue, like nuclear weapons or gene editing. There will be some future debate over whether this should be legal, or made illegal. Countries will have referendums on it.'”

—Antonio Regalado,”Eugenics 2.0: We’re at the Dawn of Choosing Embryos by Health, Height, and More.” The MIT Technology Review. November 1, 2017.

The one feature of technology that you can count on is that as soon as something becomes possible, shortly thereafter, it will be done. Countries that allow genetic selection and modification will spawn a tourism trade until it becomes the norm. What happens when human beings become a manufactured product?

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