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"We don’t have the technology to
properly alter a baby’s athletic ability, but we do have the
ability to choose a baby’s gender. Although this may seem
trivial and that a couple should accept their baby on the
“luck of the draw"(Pitt.edu- Link below)
It worries me that people think designing their own baby is morally correct. Designer babies are not a good idea because we don't have the technology that parents say they "need", parents want to alter the babies looks and abilities. That's not possible to get. Sometimes you have to accept the "luck of the draw."

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http://www.pitt.edu/~kas353/writingassignment3.pdf

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To create the "perfect" baby parents will spend a crazy amount of money. "That outcome cost around $50,000, about what the average U.S. family makes in a year."(The Daily Beast- Link below)
It seems to be very unethical for a wealthy parent to buy the "perfect baby". It is outrageous that a parent would go through these hardships/extremes to have a perfect baby. You can also spend money to reduce complication risk, for example, "If she gets pregnant, Sophia’s risk of miscarriage is 10 percent or less, giving her one less thing to worry about. This procedure will require another $10,000 to $15,000."(The Daily Beast- Link below)
What if by chance that it is a miscarriage. All that money wasted. Just because you wanted it easy for your future "Perfect Child".
Is it worth the money?

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/07/designer-babies-are-only-for-the-rich.html
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People manipulating a baby's genetic code and trying to create the "perfect" baby is unethical. Parents should be proud of their children and embrace their unique qualities. If everybody in the world was the same, human kind would never progress. Professor Sheldon Krimsky of Tufts University said, "to bestow such traits as heightened intelligence, resistance to disease, muscle strength, appealing personality or longevity, to cite a few common examples. I believe that pursuit of this goal represents the greatest scientific folly and moral failure." http://now.tufts.edu/articles/against-designer-babies
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"Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have produced five macaque monkeys using one of these techniques. Four are now adults and all five appear healthy. But we won’t know for years how subsequent generations may be affected." (NY Times - Link below)
Sure, super babies sound good right now. A baby that can play all instruments and preform in all sports sounds very appealing, but how will that affect the future? There is little research on the future generations following genetically modified humans. In fact, "... researchers themselves report a difference between their experience with the macaques and their work so far on fertilized human eggs. More than half of the human zygotes — single cells formed by the merging of an egg and sperm — had abnormalities" (NY Times - Link below)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html?_r=0
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