DailyDirt: Children Are The Future, Engineer Them Well, & Let Them Lead The Way

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The movie GATTACA came out back in 1997, but the technology to breed better people is just now starting to become more practical. We've been able (through in vitro fertilization) to select a desired baby gender for years, so selecting other traits doesn't seem that far off -- even though gene expression is a pretty complicated process. Here are just a few more projects that could lead to designing our kids' genes with more fine tuning. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: autism, babies, children, designer babies, dna sequencing, eugenics, gattaca, gene therapy, genetic engineering, intelligence, iq, julian savulescu, parenting, zhao bowen
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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Sep 2013 @ 10:01am

    Are we not already breeding intelligence *out* of the population? Once they know what they need to remove from the genome, we should expect to see some designer imbecile infants.

    You'll need to be certified as a dum dum at birth to get a government job in the future. The tests will require you to misspell 'fiat' as 'feet.'

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