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    Gene editing ethics

    I was reading about gene editing and there have been some recent developments to increase the safety and results. There is a lot written about its ethics too. One primary ethical question is consent. An embryo cannot be asked for consent for anything, but it is said that since parents already make all the decisions on behalf of their babies (or embryos), it should be sufficient to ask for their consent.

    So putting the safety and its success/failure possibilities aside (lets assume they are safe and guaranteed to succeed), I was curious about other aspects of it. Consider a heavily gene edited baby, will the parents feel that the baby is theirs, or will they feel its someone else ? There is always this argument feminists throw at men regarding paternity fraud, that a father is the one who takes care of the baby, not the one whose sperm participated in conception. But in terms of gene editing, it goes even furthur. The genes of father and mother are used, but significantly modified. Will the woman feel like she is mother ? Will the man feel like he is father ?
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    Re: Gene editing ethics

    Consider this, the baby is going to be significantly bigger, stronger, faster, smarter, less prone or immune to all diseases and disorders that run in family, longer life expectancy, and maybe even different skin color. He/She will most likely wont inherit any superficial features that run in the family (like in my case there are pimples at the neck which I have, dad also have, grandpa also had, etc).

    And the DNA test for parents will fail, because its the DNA only which gets modified afaik (i could be wrong here).

    To me it sounds less like a baby, and more like an assembled PC.
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