Designer Babies Via Gene Editing Technology
- Hypothetical Timeline: Between 2025 to 2035
Due to the power of gene editing, we will now for the first time ever, be capable of spotting and even removing major issues from a child before they are born. Say your family has a hereditary disease involving the heart. That will end as your child could have that edited from their genes entirely. As amazing as gene editing will be for people, there is also a small dark side to it. This comes in the form of “designer children.”
These are children that you choose to change specific things about so that they look a certain way. It could be a melanin change that affects skin color, eye color, and even hair color. However, as things progress, you might also be able to set a potential height that you’d like your child to be in the future. This means you could change several things about them that make them differ from you. When thinking about how the future might look, this could be a bit scary to think about.