Genetic technologies could be exploited in the future to produce more intelligent, stronger and attractive offspring, with better regulation needed to guard against the dangers, a leading fertility expert has warned.
Professor Lord Robert Winston will this week give a lecture at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, where he will warn that current controls will not be able to keep pace with advances in reproductive technologies. He will say a “form of eugenics” could lead to people wanting to modify their children to enhance “desirable characteristics” such as intelligence and beauty.
But Prof Winston said this form of eugenics – improving human qualities through the reproductive process – could have serious implications for the individuals involved and society in general.
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