Monday, July 04, 2005

Genius Babies

On 4th of July, when I had nothing else do but wait for the fireworks to start, I wandered into the Borders Store and hit this interesting book by David Plotz
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
Well, Twenty fours ago, millionaire Robert K. Graham began a most remarkable project: the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank for Nobel Prize winners. I guess more driven by the need to help preserve the genetic geniuses in the next generation than altruism or social engineering. This was to help reverse the genetic decay Graham saw all around him by preserving and multiplying the best genes of his generation. By the time Graham's repository closed in 1999, his genius sperm had been responsible for more than 200 children.
Want to know who these 200 children are? What are they doing? Interesting!!! Think about it ...
Here we are on the verge of what are called designer babies with modified genes this story puts insight into what happened when using Genetic Engineering 101 :"Using the most advanced technology of the time a sperm bank with top minds"
Go Figure!!!!

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