Clinic Won’t Offer ‘Designer Babies’ After All

From Fox News: After Criticism, Fertility Clinic Halts Delivery of Designer Babies

The Fertility Institutes in Los Angeles, which last month said it would soon help couples select a baby’s gender and physical traits when undergoing a form of fertility treatment, has announced it will no longer proceed with the project.

The clinic, which has locations in Los Angeles, Mexico and New York, told the Wall Street Journal last month it had received a half-dozen requests for babies with specific physical characteristics.

But the clinic’s Web site, has now posted its “Latest News”:

“In response to feedback received related to our plans to introduce preimplantation genetic prediction of eye pigmentation, an internal, self-regulatory decision has been made to proceed no further with this project….”


About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.
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