Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Designer babies

  • Eugenics: historic and contemporary

    JMS Pearce Hull, England, United Kingdom   Moral judgments, changing ethical criteria, and the broader concepts of good and evil are always controversial, and often dangerous. Prominent amongst such judgments are those relating to population control and the wider, ill-defined field of eugenics. Hidden, and often ignored or denied in these conversations, is the underlying…

  • Designer babies: boon or bane?

    Hanashu Durganaudu Selangor, Malaysia   Tiny feet of newborn baby Would the implementation of ‘designer babies’  be a boon to humans? First and foremost, it helps to detect known genetic abnormalities and chromosomal diseases at an early stage. This would be particularly helpful for couples or individuals who possess a high risk of passing down…