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Designer Babies

A ‘Designer Baby’ is a child whose genetic makeup has been purposefully altered, prior to birth, through the use of various reproductive and genetic technologies, in order to change the child’s physical characteristics and/or susceptibility to hereditary disease.
What is your gender?
Female
Male
How old are you?
Under 20 years of age
Over 20 years of age
Prior to reading this survey, were you familiar with the term ‘Designer Baby’?
Yes
No
Do you believe that pre-selecting or modifying the characteristics of an unborn child is ethical for medical purposes (to avoid disability or disease)?
Yes
No
Do you believe that pre-selecting or modifying the characteristics of an unborn child is ethical for cosmetic purposes (to select sex or physical attributes)?
Yes
No
Do you think this technology will have a positive or negative effect on society?
Positive
Negative
If you were to use genetic engineering to alter your child’s mental and/or physical attributes, what feature would you enhance or change? (Please tick one preference)
Beauty
Intellect/IQ
Sexuality
Fitness/weight
Personality
“If women are allowed the ‘reproductive right’ or ‘choice’ to choose the father of their child, with his attendant characteristics, then they should be allowed the right to choose the characteristics from a catalogue” - James Hughs, Sociologist. Do you support or oppose this statement?
Support
Oppose
This poll was created on 2009-06-03 06:22:24 by Ella.B