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Genetically- engineered baby

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Genetically- engineered baby

Genetically-engineered baby. Conceptual computer illustration of a baby that has been genetically- engineered to have blue eyes, seen below an eye. It is feared that parents wanting such designer babies may alter the path of human evolution. Humans may be genetically-engineered by placing the gene (or genes), a section of the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) genetic material, that codes for the desired characteristic into human DNA. Similarly, undesired genes may be removed

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Media ID 6401755


Baby Bio Technology Bioengineering Cloned Clones Cloning Designer Baby Engineered Engineering Eyes Genetic Genetic Engineering Genetically Eye Colour Genetics

This thought-provoking print captures the concept of a genetically-engineered baby, showcasing a computer illustration of an infant with striking blue eyes. Positioned beneath a magnified eye, this image raises concerns about the potential consequences of parents desiring designer babies and their impact on human evolution. The manipulation of human DNA through genetic engineering allows for the insertion or removal of specific genes responsible for desired or undesired traits. The intricate artwork portrays the intersection between science and humanity, highlighting how advancements in bioengineering and biotechnology have paved the way for such possibilities. As we delve into these uncharted territories, questions arise regarding ethics and morality surrounding genetic manipulation. By presenting this visual representation, Science Photo Library prompts us to contemplate whether altering our genetic makeup is an appropriate path to pursue. While it may be tempting to create offspring with predetermined characteristics like eye color, we must consider the long-term implications on natural selection and diversity within our species. Ultimately, this photograph serves as a reminder that scientific progress should always be accompanied by thoughtful reflection on its potential ramifications. It encourages us to engage in meaningful discussions about where we draw the line when it comes to manipulating nature's blueprint – our own DNA.

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