Wednesday, March 4, 2009

designer babays!

green eyes? got em. blue eyes? got em. 6'4" ? got em. no cancer? got that too. i wish i was a designer baby..
read more here!
"Special deliveries: Are designer babies arriving?
L.A. clinic is advertising controversial procedure to preselect physical traits

By Mike Celizic contributor
updated 9:42 a.m. ET, Tues., March. 3, 2009
Imagine ordering a baby like dinner: “We’ll take the boy in the Greek-god model, but can you make him 6-foot-4 instead of 6 feet? And gimme the green eyes instead of the blue; ash-blond hair — a little curly, but not too much; olive complexion; 140 IQ; heavy on the fast-twitch muscles.”

Sound like science fiction? Maybe not: The news that a California fertility clinic is offering prospective parents the opportunity to improve the odds of having children with preselected hair, skin and eye color has renewed the debate over “designer babies.”

But Dr. Jamie Grifo, director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the NYU School of Medicine, told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Tuesday in New York that the issue is overblown."

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