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Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor
Posted By yihan On August 16, 2012 @ 9:55 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
London Telegraph 
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a “moral obligation” as it makes them grow up into “ethically better children”.
The expert in practical ethics said that we should actively give parents the choice to screen out personality flaws in their children as it meant they were then less likely to “harm themselves and others”.
The academic, who is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics, made his comments in an article in the latest edition of Reader’s Digest.
He explained that we are now in the middle of a genetic revolution and that although screening, for all but a few conditions, remained illegal it should be welcomed.
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