We use Amazon Associate links to help support the site and the work we do.

FOR WRITERS: Designer Babies

child butterfly wings - pixabay


Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Aidee Ladnier:

We’ve all heard the scare tactics of politicians warning of the dangers of designer babies, but genetically modified humans are literally due to be born in the next decade. Medical science has made our lives longer and healthier.

But what if scientists modify those things that make us fundamentally who we are? Why is it okay to make sure a child is not born with a genetic disease that will kill them prematurely (like cystic fibrosis) but not okay to give an child a higher IQ which would give it a better chance at success in academic endeavors

And then there’s the whole conundrum of controversial subjects like preferred eye color, preferred skin color, and possibly even preferred sexual orientation. Will societies of the future try to homogenize everyone if given the scientific ability to do so instead of learning to accept diversity among its population?


Join the chat


Join Our Newsletter List, Get 4 Free Books

To view our privacy and other policies, Click Here
Please consider also subscribing to the newsletters of the authors who are providing these free eBooks to you. We are only able to offer them through the generosity of these QSF authors. You can always unsubscribe at a later date if you don't find anything of interest to you.
Once you submit this form, check your inbox to confirm this addition if you joined our newsletter list.

Leave a Comment