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Genetically engineering ethical babies is a moral obligation

Says Julian Savulescu (Oxford), according to this article referencing a recent piece of his in Readers Digest.

By screening in and screening out certain genes in the embryos, it should be possible to influence how a child turns out. In the end, he said that “rational design” would help lead to a better, more intelligent and less violent society in the future.

There are responses at The New American and Opposing Views, and a number of news outlets have picked up the story.

Savulescu has also spoken on the subject.

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