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Bioethics: the lure of the perfect child

With a new “genetic age” on the horizon, future parents may seek to create a madeto-order “dream child”. This prospect leads to a thicket of thorny bioethical questions. Will genetics spawn new forms of eugenics? Will societal pressures exert a coercive force on procreative decisions and influence our conception of a life worth living?

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September 1999