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There was a time, not long ago, when Dinosaurs and Vikings roamed the Earth and pro-creation was considered a natural process of life where Mother Nature was the only essential force at play. But now, as we stand just over the threshold of the twenty-first century, the immoral notion of designer babies is threatening to mutate future generations into a supremacist race where natural quirks and flaws will be a thing of the past.
Generally, parents only have control over their child's success post conception and the chance of ensuring a whiz kid can be a lottery. Even after enrolling their children into elite schools, paying for aesthetic treatments and spending relentless amounts of money on extracurricular activities, they may grow up to be hideously rebellious and fall well short of Mum and Dad's inflated dreams. But what if all this stress could be avoided at the root of conception? Think 'Pic 'n' Mix' translated into procreative terms: you could perfect your child's eye colour, hair colour and ensure Baby Junior doesn't inherit Dad's unforgivably large nose.
It is a rather stark thought that someday parents will be able to go beyond
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