Regarding the issue of trait selection (3/4, A-1, “Special delivery: Baby blue eyes; A California fertility doctor’s offer prompts ethical questions”), it has taken millions of years of natural selection for us humans to become as intelligent, adaptable and good-looking as we are today. How much should we be tinkering with the blueprints? We still know too little about how genetics work and cannot know the effects thousands of years into the future.
Besides, think of all the teenagers unhappy with their physical images, such as the lay of their hair or the shape of their nose. Then they really could blame everything on their parents.
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