Robert L. Klitzman, Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways we Create Children
By Eric G. Swedin
Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways we Create Children by Robert L. Klitzman (2019) Oxford University Press, New York, 344pp., $US20 (hardback) ISBN: 9780190054472
A common trope in futurism is that, just as the twentieth century has often been characterized as the century of physics, so the twenty-first century will probably be characterized by historians as the century of biology. The first test tube baby, created through in vitro fertilization, was born in 1978 in the United Kingdom. A pair of genetically engineered babies was recently born in China. Physicians specializing in helping infertile couples to have children now flourish in a multi-million dollar industry.
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Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation Volume 37, Issue 1