Genetics and Children

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So this is from an idea I got from another thread.

If you have or your mate has a genetic illness or deformity that will be or potentially can be passed on to a child then is it morally wrong to pass on your potentially lethal genes to said child? Either they will be seriously sick, or possible deformed, or could have a terribly painful disability, or they could be perfectly fine. Is it wrong or selfish or whatnot to have a child with the scenario stated above? Why or why not?

I know what my opinion is but I’m curious as to other opinions.

 
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I’d say it’s not cool for sure, but morals don’t have to be black and white, I’d say it’s a question of “How wrong?”

Besides, if it’s wanting a kid there’s other paths, adoption and shtuff.

 
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you can see what you can do to possibly isolate that gene out. um you can have your partner dotant egg or sperm depending on gender of course and have a carrier. so the child will be your mates and a carriers but at least the child is one of yours or ya you can adopt.

 
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falos i think your on to some thing there is many was to have a child and care for it. Why not a pet?

 
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Genetic engineering ftw =D

Or until that’s an option, genetic screening of embryos.