of my favorite links on the topic of genetic arts:
This website has much of the latest information on cloning on how
it changes our lives. Designer babies stem from the
idea of cloning so I felt that including a webpage on the updated
news about cloning would be important. I have a lot of interest
in this issue both scientifically and ethically, which is why I
included this as one of my websites.
Pure Science, Sheer Drama. That is what this website
says at the top. As much as designer babies are pure science, they
are pure design, pure art. Yet, sheer drama is the only way to describe
the controversial argument that has come up ever since the beginning
of this topic. This website describes the scientific process in
how the designer babies are made as well as archives of past information
and bulletins where you can discuss with other people about this
fascinating yet controversial idea.
Another website that discusses the possibilities of designer babies
but with another side to it. A look from what the designer baby
would feel after it is born. Quite an interesting argument when
thinking about the ethics of this issue.
This website was already shown in class, but this was what made
me rethink the topic for my paper and I feel that this could be
a possibility in the near future for all of us.
This website shows that designer babies are not too far from
being created. Already, they have started designing embryos so that
it can be disease free. This is thinking in terms of the baby, however,
the question of ethics comes into view. As the article states, the
boundaries for designing babies needs to be set soon. As of now,
there are no boundaries regarding how far we, as humans, can tamper
with life and what is actually science and what is art.