esigner babies are offspring whose genetic makeup has been selected by an individual such as a parent using in vitro fertilization to get rid of life threatening diseases. There are many traits that can be modified by such as gender, eye color and intelligence. Most parents want to have the option of having a baby with no diseases. Designing a baby can help prevent a baby from getting illnesses such as cancer. Designing a baby can help by increasing the lifespan of the baby because the baby will have no inherited diseases . When parents do not consider designing a baby there is an increased chance of one of the inherited diseases interfering with the baby’s development. Then there is the option of giving a baby superior intelligence. Many children are pressured to do well in school and some children do not have the mental capacity to succeed in school despite studying for many hours.The option to give high levels of intelligence to baby before the baby is born will be beneficial for the baby in earlier in life because the baby already has the mental capabilities to succeed.
The process of designing a baby starts with a preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD.PGD requires examining a cell for any defects from an in vitro fertilization embryo. Having a PGD helps future parents by alerting them if they carry any inherited diseases which may affect their offspring. “For example, if the male partner and female partner are both carriers of a recessive disease (such as cystic fibrosis), their child (conceived naturally) would have a 25% chance of having this terrible disease”(advanced fertility, 2017).For future parents to know if they have a inherited diseases is quite rare and most parents don’t find out until they have their first child.
The next process of creating a designer baby is to use IVF or also known as in vitro fertilization. IVF uses a combination of medicine and surgeries to impregnate a woman.The first process of IVF is for the female to take medication to produce eggs. Once the female has produced enough mature eggs a doctor will commence the procedure to retrieve the eggs. Once the doctor has retrieve the eggs from the female the eggs are transferred to a lab to be fertilized. Their are some couples that will not be able to use IVF. Factors can include age, male infertility, and insufficient production of eggs.