Where the Debate Over "Designer Babies" Began | Retro Report May 29, 2019 13 By Bernardo Ryan CategoryArticlesTagsArthur Caplan birth birth science designer babies designer baby documentary egg Hank Greely infertility ivf ivf baby IVF in vitro fertilization Jeffrey Steinberg journalism Louise Brown Mark Hughes Mike Macnamee news Randy Gold Retro Report test tube test tube babies test tube baby Thomas Mathews 13 Comments Jane Hopper says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm LOL seeing my news reporter is so entertaining. Reply The Awesomer85 says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm I really don't understand the opposition to "designer" babies. If YOU don't want one, don't have one. Kidney and liver disease runs in my family, I would love to have my kids not have to go through that. Reply Adrianna Z says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm I do think we need regulatory laws around this and selective abortion or medical ailments. For example, only in cases of, say, “facilitating live infant birth” (IVF, surrogacy, infertility), and “genetic manipulation only in prevention of infant and early childhood mortality.” (Brain malformation, etc) However, the “I want blue eyes” genetic manipulation borderline Nazi Aryan-race BS. You could straight up be like “my grandpa was Jewish, I don’t want him looking like f-ing Jew” or some crap. I also think Iceland’s process of testing for Down’s Syndrome for selective birth is wrong. Who decides what condition makes a person “unable for a fulfilling human life”? Is it Downs? Depression? BPD? Autism? Hello, I have Aspergers and narcolepsy. Should people like me be eliminated in the future?How about Temple Grandin? Van Gogh, the depressed artist? I question these things? Reply Dalmain J says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm Its ironic the first "designer baby" is ugly asf. Reply Titanicman says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm I was born through ivf, parents are lesbians and my dad was a sperm donor Reply LMSPetRescue says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm I hope this becomes fully legal especially for families like mine with lots of severe medical conditions that are genetically passed on, I’ve always been afraid of one day having a child of my own because I’m afraid of passing on genes that would make their life painful and more difficult than it needs to be. I don’t look down upon anyone with health problems but I like that science can one day help prevent those from being passed on Reply Mm Israelite says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm Yahushua look at mankind's mess, he can never get or do enough, there is no limit to what he will do to alter everything he wants to create while playing god's, this is scary, please fly me a ticket to Mars😵 because that's what our world will be like sooner than later, I pray and hope to be with my heavily father before all HELL breaks loose Reply Aleya MC says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm What type of 14 year old watched about 2/3 of this show. This type. Reply Hookshot YT says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm no one cares, metro report Reply Miranda Shuwera says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm I love these reports. Great job! Reply Farhan Tre' says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm What happened to the "RetroReport" theme song? =( Reply Diego Raya says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm There are about 16 million living decedents of Genghis Khan. Would editing my baby's genes to have blue or green eyes change it's DNA? Would scientist in 100 or 1,000 years be able to trace my ancestry? Or would my Genes be untraceable with changes in my baby's genetic code? would they still be MY Genes that are passed on? Would I personally consider them MY genes? Reply wew says: May 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm Thanks for another great video! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.