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Desining genes to have more goodlooking and self-esteem babies ll be possible for adults also, by changing facial "features" afterborn?

Hello TEDs,


There's expectations about futures's treatments for those who borns with serious facial deformations like microphthalmia (small eyes) and Fraiser syndrome (absence of eyes and ears) - for example - or even simple anaesthetic defeats?

Would they have something like "genetic autonomy" by having chance to re-engineer not just yur own minds, but also your bodies/faces to look better?


Thx.

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    Jun 26 2011: That sounds like the bried Adolf Hitler had for the Arian race...
    • Jun 28 2011: There's a big difference between the freedom for "choosing" your own psysical appearence and "imposing" it as a condition like Hitler wanted.

      The great problem is that apparent choice could be easilly controlled not by Hitler - but by Media. That already happens, anyway...
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    Jun 26 2011: Because genes are so intertwined with each other, modifying them to change looks might have some unwanted health repercussions down the line. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder anyway.
    • Jun 28 2011: Certainly, there are serious implications by making genetic changes that we cannot disregard...

      Well... about "the beauty is in the eye of the beholder", there are also implications - philosophically speaking, hehe.

      Would you, for example, marry a person who was born with a congenital disease, becoming completely disfigured, because "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"?

      Or what about if you have suffered an accident that has deformed his face and had his social life so limited, is still "beauty in the eye of the beholder"?

      Although the appearance is not everything, of course, it's very important because it's directly linked to the psychological status.

      Besides, I think "beautiful" people are usually happier than "ugly" people.