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Someone may argue
that genetic selection allows human beings to turn the tide on the congenital disease by granting them the power to remove
or transform the causing genes in human genome. However, even the examination
of genes related to certain traits may aggravate the discrimination toward the
“unfit” and the disabled, not to mention eliminate
them. “The assumption that the
genetically “unfit” ought to be prevented from being born embodies invites a profoundly denigrating and worrisome attitude toward those who do get to be born”.( President’s, 2003)

Disability advocates have
voiced their worries about unregulated designer baby technology for fear that it
will “help marginalize and further stigmatize those with disabilities”.( ‘Designer’, 2017) Take
the case of Cara Reynolds
in Collingswood, N.J., a dwarfism patient who considered embryo
screening before but now plans to adopt a dwarf baby for example, “You cannot tell me that I cannot
have a child who’s going to look like me. It’s just unbelievably presumptuous
and they’re playing
God,” she said. (‘Designer’, 2017) It should be noted that the widespread use of
genetic screening alone is likely to leave those “unfortunate” enough to
be born with genetic “defects” to discrimination and stereotype.(President’s,
2003) “If misapplied, ‘these
technologies’ would exacerbate existing inequalities and reinforce existing
modes of discrimination … the development and commercial marketing of
human genetic modification would likely spark a techno-eugenic rat-race.”
(Hayes, 2009) To the careful observer of current
practices, the risks of such discriminatory implications are already evident.

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Although the supporters contend
that parents who would rather not “design” their baby are free to “say no”.
However, Hayes ( 2008) pointed out that  “Even parents opposed to
would feel compelled to participate in this race, lest their offspring be left
behind.” Also, it follows with the
question whether the expectations held by parents for a child of their desire should be satisfied at all cost. Despite
the question rarely has clear and definite answers, what limits should we impose
as this technology develops? One thing is at least certain, ethical boundaries
for the uses of genomics is indispensable to establish. Parents’ manipulating their children’s genes
should be discouraged, in deference to concerns about human genetic variety, human rights defending and
polarization between the rich and the poor.

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