Well, that's not such an extraordinary thing when the art in question is cautionary science fiction. Here, I refer to the remarkably interesting movie Gattaca, with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. (Reviewed by this blogger three and a half years ago.) Well, it seems that the beginnings of this service are coming to pass now, in Los Angeles. This fertility clinic is offering trait selection -- sex, hair and eye color, and maybe some other things -- on its website.
Here's the question -- all parents want good things for their children. Isn't this just a logical extension of that? If I were interested in having a child, I would want that child to not inherit my genetic propensity for myopia or crooked teeth and if it were affordable, I would certainly be interested in a procedure that would minimize the chances of that for my child. Or is this somehow dehumanizing?
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