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  1. 1. Designer Babies By: Finola Ryan Period 6
  2. 2. Basic Principles of Genetics <ul><li>How are traits controlled by dominant and recessive alleles? </li></ul><ul><li>When you have a dominant allele it will show up, but when you have a recessive allele it is masked or covered up. </li></ul><ul><li>How are traits controlled with Co-dominant alleles? </li></ul><ul><li>Co-dominant alleles are neither dominant or recessive so they will have mixed traits </li></ul><ul><li>How do the alleles of two parents combine to express traits in offspring? </li></ul><ul><li>Offspring get traits from their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Which ever trait is dominant the offspring will have that trait. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Human Genome Project <ul><li>When did the Human Genome project start and how did scientist hope to use this information(what were the goals in the beginning?) The Human Genome Project started in the 1980s as an organized effort to provide the information researchers need to understand the genetic basis of all disease. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications of the human genome project in regards to ethical, legal and social implications(address each of these in your explanation) </li></ul><ul><li>The ethical issues raised by the human genome project are grouped into two categories genetic engineering and genetic information. </li></ul><ul><li>How did the human genome project change current laws such as GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>GINA is the first major federal law to come out of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications portion of the Human Genome Project. This law made sure that people were treated fairly when it came to getting a job and stuff like that even if they had a disorder or disease. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Genetic Disorder <ul><li>Compare and contrast the three different types of genetic disorders: single gene disorder, chromosome abnormalities and multifactorial disorders </li></ul><ul><li>These are all genetic diseases . One multifactorial disorder is common chronic diseases and there are also common birth defects of children that run in families are under this. Multifactorial disorders have both a polygenic component and an environmental component of causative factors. Single gene disorder a is a disease that is caused by a defect or anomaly in the genetic inheritance of the patient. A chromosome abnormality reflects an atypical number of chromosomes or a structural abnormality in one or more chromosomes. How can genetic counseling help perspective parents who have a genetic disorder regarding future children? </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic counseling can help perspective parents who have a genetic disorder regarding future children by offering guidance services. </li></ul><ul><li>How are karyotypes used to predict genetic disorders? </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists can predict genetic disorders by looking for extra or missing </li></ul><ul><li>chromosomes </li></ul><ul><li>in a karyotype. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>If a baby was created to be an organ donor or bone marrow match for another child, the new baby is at risk during the operation to save the sick child. Also that baby may not feel they are valued for who they are because they were created for a specific purpose. They might feel unloved because they were just born to save another kids life. Why don't they just have the baby not design it but use it’s DNA to clone an organ. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Argument one- Reason to be born
  6. 6. Argument 2-Mony <ul><li>Creating designer babies will be expensive. People who can afford the procedure will be able to create babies who are smarter, more beautiful, more athletic, and stronger. People who can’t afford to make designer babies will have children who will be born at a disadvantage. When more people can afford making designer babies, it could lead to a super race. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  7. 7. Argument 3- Not garneted to be a success <ul><li>Dr. Arthur Caplan agrees with me in saying Designer Babies are not garneted to be a success. If parents design their babies and they don't turn out the way they wanted them to, then what will the parents do? Abandon them? Put them in an adoption center? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Argument 4- resist diseases <ul><li>  </li></ul>  If designer babies were born to resist disease and illness they could live a very long life. If people started living longer and longer, and babies were still being born the earth would become so crowded that we could run out of room . We could over populate.
  9. 9. Conclusion- Con <ul><li>Designer babies are not a good idea. For one, sometimes there is no reason for you to design your baby if you are going to put it threw pain like saving another babies life. Secondly, designer babies aren’t for everyone. Only the rich people would be able to afford a designer baby. Next, designer babies are guarantied to be a success. What would parents do if something went wrong. If designer babies are born to resist diseases then the world would over populate because not as many people would die. I am defiantly against designer babies. </li></ul>
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  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /video/watch/?id=4840229n` </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =IAC- Documents&resultListType = RESULT_LIST&qrySerId =Locale%28en%2C%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28ke%2CNone%2C15%29Designer+babies%24&sgHitCountType= None&inPS = true&sort = Dat </li></ul><ul><li>eDescend&searchType = BasicSearchForm&tabID =T003&prodId= IPS&searchId =R1&currentPosition=1&userGroupName= nysl_se_tap&docId =A246097949&docType= IAC&contentSet =IAC-Documents </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>