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Do Parents Have an Obligation to Genetically Enhance Their Babies?
Parents should genetically enhance their babies once the procedures have been approved by the corresponding regulatory bodies.
Because humans are capable of controlling the pace and path of our evolution, we should defer to individuals' desire on how they want to proceed.
Some people choose not to have children due to the likelihood of passing down a fatal genetic disorder. This process would allow those people to have the child they want.
IQ is largely heritable and most wealth/science/art is created by high IQ people and so everybody in society would be better off if genetic engineering could be used to create more intelligent people
Once genetic enhancements supersede human abilities, the people who do not have them will try to get them. Maybe they'll be a requirement if enough people get them, like intelligence.
Genetic enhancements would improve human health.
Genetic enhancements not only increase our adaptation to the modern world, they improve the broader human condition.
Some are born beautiful, intelligent, healthy, while others are not and have to struggle with that for all their lives. With genetic enhancements, this unfairness is cured.
Genetic enhancements create economic benefits, such as reduced healthcare expenditure or more efficient workers.
No technology is 100% safe; something could go terribly wrong.
Genetic engineering won't always lead to trait enhancements: a blind person could genetically enhance their children to be blind, just as someone could enhance their child to be smart.
There is widespread opposition to the genetic modification of humans.
Genetic enhancement violates human dignity.
Genetic enhancements will cement existing divisions and
Society will become dependent on companies that offer genetic modifications.
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