Chinese labs have begun pursuing an option to genetically alter embryos in order to make their population’s average IQ increase by 15 points.After taking DNA from 2,000 geniuses from around the globe, the Beijing Genomics Institute is hoping to be able to single out “human intelligence within their genomes.” Eventually, a couple will be able to create a child that would be the smartest if they had 100 children. As the U.S. struggles with the ethics behind this project and lacks the technology to keep up with these Chinese labs, there is fear that the Chinese will create a super race. DNA sequencing is becoming more popular and less expensive, creating fears that in a few years we will be able to hand pick the outcome of our children’s appearance, muscle density, intelligence, etc. Additionally, this sequencing for individual couples may cause a class-divided race, with the poor continuing natural selection and the wealthy engineering super children.
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