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dc.creatorLy, Sarahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:06:16Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:06:16Z
dc.date.created2011-03-31en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:128366en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/2088
dc.description.abstractA designer baby is a baby genetically engineered in vitro for specially selected traits, which can vary from lowered disease-risk to gender selection. Before the advent of genetic engineering and in vitro fertilization (IVF), designer babies were primarily a science fiction concept. However, the rapid advancement of technology before and after the turn of the twenty-first century makes designer babies an increasingly real possibility. As a result, designer babies have become an important topic in bioethical debates, and in 2004 the term "designer baby" even became an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. Designer babies represent an area within embryology that has not yet become a practical reality, but nonetheless draws out ethical concerns about whether or not it will become necessary to implement limitations regarding designer babies in the future.en_US
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subject.meshReproductionen_US
dc.titleEthics of Designer Babiesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoEthicsen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagReproductive rightsen_US
dc.subject.tagGenetic engineeringen_US
dc.subject.tagEugenicsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2011-03-31


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