Originally Posted by ThinningB420
To make an extreme case, what will happen to beauty if we are all designed to have the same traits? Lack of beauty is what allows us to appreciate beauty.
I keep an eye on this type of thing because I find the fields of genetics, gerontology and anti-aging very interesting.
Tbh, I think for some time, physical traits will be left to chance; only health issues will be addressed. However over time I suppose the view will change slightly. It may start with SHOX genes and height for males so from there it could eventually progress.
I still think though that ethically the raw genetic material will always have to come from your parents; just the best genes of your parents which is actually kind of a nice idea. I think that kind of strikes a nice balance.
I don't see this type of thing really being deemed acceptable morally though until like the 2040s. We shall see.
I assure you though that many Hollywood actresses are already ensuring that the embryos don't carry any mutations for the conditions listed in the article. You will not hear people talking about Down syndrome in relation to this but I 100% know for a fact that this genetic condition is being tackled in this manner. That's fair game though imo.