Archive for July 16th, 2008

The Science Behind Designer Babies

The term “designer baby” used to be found only in weblogs and sci-fi movies. But in 2004 the term made its way to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dictionary defines it as “a baby whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering combined with in vitro fertilization to ensure the presence or absence of particular genes or characteristics.” From fiction to non-fiction Imagine a number of couples in a waiting room, all excitedly looking through a variety of catalogs. But…