Accepting dignitaries. Maybe we just took a step closer to designer babies. On Tuesday, the Bioethics Council in Nuffield (NCB), a UK-based independent organization that analyzes and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine, has published a report focusing on social and ethical issues related to human genetic modification and reproduction.

According to the report, editing human embryos, sperm, or eggs is “psychologically acceptable” while editing is not hazardous to future human well-being (born from a modified embryo) or “increasing the disadvantage of social discrimination or separation”.

Produce with caution. The NCB’s report said that you have to make changes only on the embryo for the clinical reasons, which means that the change for cosmetic reasons remains on the table from the point of view. In that case, however, the report does not state that it will start on the human embryo editing.

According to the report, before reaching this point, we need to conduct additional studies to establish safety standards. We will also be discussing in public for the use of technology and checking the consequences of technology. You will need to assess potential risks to individuals, groups or society as a whole, and understand system monitoring and coping with any unforeseen effects as they may be.

After all, the genetic modification in humans remains to be strictly regulated by a government agency and will begin to be used only in closely monitored clinical studies, the NCB said.

Sound inappropriate. The NCB cannot write rules or establish any standards for the use of human genes. Council recommendations, however, have a number of meanings, such as the BBC, which refers to the organization as “influential”.

So despite the many years ago, when someone had a “designer child”, the fact that editing the human embryo was to get the moral green light from the NCB, a sign for anyone to be ready for the day of creation. Children of their dreams.


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