Page 3.14 has a poll up now on the UK refusing to ban everyones favorite science experiments, MANIMALS! What 3.14 doesnt mention is that Parliament (is that what they call it?) debated another topic today I find equally creepy: Saviour Babies.
But on the plus side, with todays genetic counseling and genetic testing and in vitro fertilization, parents can choose an embryo that is a perfect HLA match for their sick child, have another baby thats healthy, and YAY! A perfect bone marrow donor, and two healthy kids!
… But isnt that creepy?
Having a second kid as an organ donor for the first? Cord blood is nothing, but bone marrow donations hurt… and what about future ‘expectations’? Kidney donations? Lung donations? What will be expected of ‘saviour machines’?
And what if there is a mistake? What if the chosen child isnt a perfect match?
THIS is fun bioethics!
Not ‘*squeeee* An embryos a huuuuuuuman! *squik*’