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Designer Babies Parents can now pick a kids sex and screen for genetic illness Will they someday select brains and beauty too In the ever- advancing technological world scientists discover new and efficient ways to advance society each and every single day Imagine being able to choose your childs body type or personality or IQ It is not as farfetched as it sounds Its a process called Gene Therapy and is being perfected right now This process rules out any unknowns in childbirth It will not only allow us to determine the childs sex but also his future In natural child conception the mother provides the the two X chromosomes and the father provides the X and Y chromosomes The balance of genetic make up is determined by the father since he is the only one that has the diversity of genes With all this the genetic combinations are completely random allowing much room for fault With science controlling the joining of such chromosomes many of the fatal or physically impairing infant diseases will disappear Scientist say they can pick out disease causing genes in the pre-natal stage before they grow Controlling infant disease is only one aspect of the new technology Determining a childs sex is also under discussion As a very controversial topic determining a childs sex will also reflect on societys views of gender rolls in the world today Many societies value men over women immensely so will this reflect on the diversity of sex in future generations A society predominately male populated will soon overlook the need for women and with the technology advancements in the past years women may truthful become obsolete child bearing wise Babies manufactured in test tubes would eliminate the need for women and since most countrys do indeed favor men over women the world may very well be run by males ETHICAL ISSUES Who is to say it is right to deprive a child of its
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