World’s first GM babies born

World’s first GM babies born
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html
The world’s first genetically modified humans have been created, it was revealed last night.
The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.
So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three ‘parents’.
 
I just wonder whether there are any safeguards or ethics in place to slow abuses of this emerging technology … and who stands to profit from this tech?

Mutations over the course of the years?
Has GMO gone too far?

Might we create brilliant but unstable individuals?
 
Star Trek has shown in few episodes an obvious distaste for genetic manipulation.

Read :
Genetic engineering in Star Trek Universe
Genetic engineering in science fiction
Pop Culture’s 100-year Obsession With Eugenics

One of those episodes is:

Star Trek : Accelerated Aging
http://www.startrek.com/database_article/deadly-years-the
 

 
An other one is: Star Trek: Space Seed

On stardate 3141.9, the Federation starship Enterprise, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, finds a derelict ship floating in space. The ship is a DY-100 class freighter that was modified as a sleeper ship for passengers in suspended animation. Its hull identifies it as the SS Botany Bay, although there is no historical record of such a ship. It was launched from Earth in the 1990s, in an era known as the Eugenics Wars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Seed
 

 
Gattaca – Movie Trailer
In “the not-too-distant future”, liberal eugenics is common and DNA plays the primary role in determining social class….
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gattaca
 

 
 
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Toxic Genetically Modified Crop Pesticides Found in Unborn Babies

Genetically Modified Lab Monkeys Invoke Debate

Genetically Modified Potatoes: Scientists Unleash New Monster

Genetically Modified Orange Juice May be Coming to a Store Near You

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Unleashed | Concerns Grow

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in the US for the First Time
 
 

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