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S.E.X will become a thing of the past within 30 years as parents-to-be will be able to design their babies in a LAB, one respected UK scientist has claimed.

Hank Greely, the director of Stanford University’s Law School’s Center for Law and the Biosciences, says that couples will have a range of embryos created in a laboratory from their DNA, reports UK Express.

The embryo is created by taking skin cells from the female which can be used to make stem cells, then ultimately the eggs.

The eggs are then fertilised which would result in several embryos which are then screened, allowing experts to see if they are prone to any diseases.

However, Mr Greely says that by doing this, parents will also be able to pick features such as hair colour and eye colour.

While this process is already possible, the professor says that it will be much cheaper in 30 years and that will result in a lot more people looking at this option.

Following the controversial story this week of the first baby recorded without a documented gender, I am of no doubt that anything is possible in the future.

While this is GREAT for parents struggling to conceive. I fear other people will also take advantage and designer babies will rule the world! Forget nature, it’s all in the petri dish.

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  • yeah this will eliminate natural selection and you will be able to create and see your baby on a computer screen before they are even conceived! this will ensure healthy and good looking people but it will be very extreme

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  • I personally think this is destroying what could be happy lives because of selfishness. If there is a risk of a genetic disease that leaves a baby with very little or no quality of life parents should have an option to use this method. In some cases these diseases only attack one sex while the other may be a “carrier”

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  • I just find it scary

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  • I agree with screening for genetic abnormalities, but not for gender.

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  • I agree with screening for genetic abnormalities, but not for sex.

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  • This would be very open to abuse, particularly for the very wealthy I would imagine. I’m not for this at all. The ramifications are further reaching than just making a baby, it would impact the structure of our society completely.

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  • Why is all the fun being taken out of life?

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  • We’re turning into a robot world. Let nature do its work.

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  • I’m okay with screening for disease. The rest… I’m not comfortable.

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  • Anything is possible in the future,you never know!

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  • I guess we will see a lot more things like this in the future.

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  • Doesn’t anyone remember gattica?

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