A New Type of Genetic Profiling Promises Cleverer, Better-Looking Children.

November 7, 2019

(The Economist) – There is, however, a third way that the genetic dice which are thrown at the beginning of human life might be loaded—and it does not involve any risky tinkering. It is a twist on the well-established procedure of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The twist would be to decide, on the basis of their DNA, which of a group of available embryos should be implanted and brought to term. The result would be a child optimised with the best-available genetic profile for a long and healthy life. And this is not science fiction.