From Marcy Darnovsky’s article, I will talk about the idea of genes and babies. On the one hand, it is said that these modifications in genes would firstly be focused on the treat of genetic problems. There are some cases in which some babies have different problems in their genes. This would make our offspring healthier and free from malignant and hereditary illnesses. On the other hand, however, in the article is arisen an important question: “How would we draw the distinction between a medical and enhancement purpose for germline modification?” (Darnovsky, 4). This means that, although we will be able to have access to this “solution machine” to get rid of the bad genes, how are we supposed to know if people want this tool to make their children healthier or to create perfect ones? If the latter, we would be creating just “machines” with the perfect components, what would not be ethical as there would not be any resemblance to their parents.
Personally speaking it is very hard to make a decision about gene editing. It is true that if we make “perfect” humans, there will not be any kind of diseases or any ill that can affect human being. However, there are some people who are not in favor of sharing their gens with their offspring: “Some heterosexual couples may hesitate to use this option because they want a child who is not just spared a deleterious gene in their lineage but is also genetically related to both of them.” (Darnovsky, 4). Another issue that may arise is that in the future, companies would be able to want only perfect people with no disease, instead of “imperfect”, more human, people; what can suppose an exclusion of this latter. So, for me, I could not make a decision.