Fertility Doctor To Allow Couples To Choose Baby’s Looks

March 4, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – According to a fertility doctor in New York, you may be able to choose exactly what your child looks like.

Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg has already been a controversial figure in the fertility world, as he started allowing parents who visit his clinic to choose their baby’s gender. But now he says he will be able to take it a step further, and offer you the option of what your baby will look like as well.

“I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that parents will be able to choose something like eye color — more like 80 percent certainty,” he admitted, but the probability is certainly a dramatic increase.

He uses a process that has been used in labs to test embryos for genetic diseases, such as cancer. Instead of eliminating the threat of these diseases, he will use genetically modified DNA traits to change things like body type, hair color, and eye color.

While the science may be sound, many experts in this, and other fields, are worried about the slippery slope of deciding how to control and use genetic engineering and genetic selection to design our kids.


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One Response to “Fertility Doctor To Allow Couples To Choose Baby’s Looks”

  1. genie on March 4th, 2009 2:36 pm

    Don’t these people realize that genes usually control more than one thing? For example a gene that controls hair or eye color can also be linked to macular degeneration later in life or liver issues. When these genes come together naturally I think there are more natural safeguards. I am afraid that these genetically altered blue eyed and blonde haired babies can have health issues due to the forced expression of these generally recessive traits. Were playing god with these children and I hope they don’t pay the price.

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