Paul Knoepfler warns about the dangers of designer babies. He thinks that “we” need a moratorium on designer babies. I think he is wrong and that the technology holds many promises helping people with terrible diseases and allowing others who know that they have those diseases in their family to have children without fear of passing them on.
People always feared new technologies from photography to telephones and the internet. So people asking to stop technological progress is nothing new, we just should not listen to them, some of his concerns could become problematic though and these need to be addressed.
The CDC published its mortality report this week:
Life expectancy declined in 2015 the causes for this are heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintentional injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and suicide.