What do you think about the implications for altering genes for health reasons (e.g., a genetic disorder) vs. altering genes for cosmetic reasons (e.g., to get a child with blue eyes)?

As technology advances, the issue of "designer babies" and gene therapy seem to become a very real issue. In your opinion, do you think we should explore "modifying" genes? If so, in which cases?

What do you think about the implications for altering genes for health reasons (e.g., a genetic disorder) vs. altering genes for cosmetic reasons (e.g., to get a child with blue eyes)?

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Discussion is 487 words and includes a personal reflection on the topic.