Results for - Designer babies

1,987 voters participated in this survey

(Source:Ted.com Paul Knoepfler: The ethical dilemma of designer babies) Creating genetically modified people is no longer science fiction; it's a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that within fifteen years, scientists could use the gene editing technology CRISPR to make certain "upgrades" to human embryos -- from altering physical appearances to eliminating the risk of auto-immune diseases. In this thought-provoking talk, Knoepfler readies us for the coming designer baby revolution and its very personal, and unforeseeable, consequences.

If you could choose, would you prefer a genetically modified designer baby over a natural one?

1. If you could choose, would you prefer a genetically modified designer baby over a natural one?

Yes
8%
159 votes
No
66%
1,260 votes
Undecided
11%
204 votes
Not Applicable
15%
277 votes

2. Do designer babies seem to be a positive result of evolution?

Yes
8%
152 votes
No
54%
1,032 votes
Undecided
23%
432 votes
Not Applicable
15%
284 votes

3. Did you ever hear about CRISPR technology?

Yes
17%
314 votes
No
83%
1,586 votes

4. Can designing babies become a new way of eugenics?

Yes
25%
481 votes
No
31%
587 votes
Undecided
44%
832 votes

5. Will designer babies be more popular than natural babies in the next 50 years?

Yes
22%
415 votes
No
33%
632 votes
Undecided
45%
853 votes

6. If you have a chance of choosing that your child or grandchild could be free of a serious illness that has affected some of your family members, would you change your answer to question 1?

Yes
26%
493 votes
No
27%
506 votes
Undecided
29%
542 votes
Not Applicable
19%
359 votes
02/04/2017 Parenting 1987 50 By: LBP

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