Designer Babies
First of all, what is a designer baby?

A designer baby is a
baby who has been genetically modified with specific traits to suit one’s needs and desires.

How is this even possible?

To create a designer baby you begin with:


In vitro fertilization (IVF) – the process where the egg and sperm fertilize in a petri dish

1.   Harvest the egg from the female and fertilize this in a culture dish with sperm

2.   Allow for cells to grow to blastocyst stage in culture (blastocyst refers to a stage of fertilization)

3.   Put eggs back in the female for development of a baby

Process of In Vitro Fertilization

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