Techno sapiens?

Babies by Design
The Ethics of Genetic Choice
Ronald M. Green
Yale University Press, $19, 288 pp.

There is by now an extensive literature on current and prospective developments in genetic engineering aimed at altering our children. One group of commentators finds these developments deeply troubling. This group claims that genetic engineering violates nature and expresses a demand for mastery and control that is at odds with compassionate parenting. Another group finds such criticism unpersuasive. Though in favor of greater public oversight and regulation of current reproductive...

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