Cosmic Designer Out, Designer Babies In


Last week, Ron Bailey hipped us to pre-implantation genetic halotyping (PGH), a technology that allows parents to test embryos for thousands of genetic diseases. The sorting of embryos is controversial, and PGH opponents warn that scientists are 'playing God.' Writing in the Sunday Times, Minette Marrin says she's happy to stick with the substitute version:

It will be easier and better in every way to get rid of a tiny collection of cells. This is indeed playing God, as all the usual campaigners were quick to point out last week. But what on earth is wrong with humans playing God? I am all for it, especially as God doesn't seem to be doing it.

Whole thing here.