Scientist Joe Kaplinsky takes a critical look at IVF and overblown fears that a new generation of ‘designer babies’ may be on the cards. Kaplinsky shows that these procedures, far from creating a society that will discriminate against the disabled or girls, will allow couples to avoid having children with life-threatening conditions and save others. Kaplinsky suggests we should chill out about ‘designer babies’ and leave decisions to the parents.
- Article by Sally Sheldon: ‘Saviour Siblings’: Hashmi and Whitaker. An Unjustifiable and Misguided Distinction
- BBC Panorama: A History of IVF