Thursday, June 05, 2008

Create Your Own Genetically Healthy Child Online!

Have you ever wished you could design a perfect child? Now with GenoChoice you can!
Using our state-of-the-art technologies, you can quite possibly ensure that your child's life may be free of such diseases as cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease -- as well as conditions like obesity, aggression, and dyslexia.

Our probes and DNA amplifiers can identify these negative genes and eliminate them in your child... all at the pre-embryonic stage!

And you can even specifically choose genes that may determine favorable characteristics in your child. With the special help of GenoChoice©, you can truly offer your progeny "the best of nature... before you nurture!"
Their GeneScan 2000 machine will scan your DNA (yes, over the internet - this is the 21st century!), and tell you if you have any "defects" or "susceptibility to disease". Apparently I'm a novelty-seeking homosexual* with a high risk of heart disease. Who knew? For a mere $10,000 I can upgrade to eliminate the genetic susceptibility to heart disease in my perfect little offspring, and for just a few thousand more I can chose high IQ, artistic or athletic talent, and my favorite hair and eye color.

After submitting my choice of traits, my perfect baby will be grown over an accelerated 9 week pregnancy cycle, with regular ultrasounds and updates from GenoChoice. I can hardly wait until it arrives!

* I don't think either novelty-seeking behavior or homosexuality are "genetic defects", but that is how GenoChoice classifies them.

(via PodBlack, who suggests it's a good site for teachers to use for discussions of cloning and human genetic engineering)

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2 comments:

podblack said...

You're welcome!

Here's the Western Australian Curriculum site for Philosophy and Ethics, where the course 'Philosophy and Persons, 2A' (which I contributed to) would use such a site to initiate discussion and even tasks for assessment. :)

http://tinyurl.com/4okekz

Peggy said...

Thanks for the additional link!