[LMB] Leaking

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 19:43:03 GMT 2022


On Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 9:52 AM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> The Cetans are practicing eugenics with their designer babies.


As is everyone who uses gene-cleaning.  It's been made clear in the series
that choice of gene combinations isn't limited strictly to alleles that
directly result in illness.  Consider Miles' "joke" about toning down his
children's activity level in the gene-cleaning stage.

Aborting fetuses with Down's Syndrome is a form of eugenics.  So is genetic
counseling sought out by minority groups with high rates of genetic
diseases.  People have no problem with the concept, just the associations
of the word.

Matt G.


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