Clinic to offer custom-designed babies

March 3, 2009 3:09:44 PM PST
Do you want blue eyes with your baby? That's one of the questions a fertility clinic will be asking when it begin offering custom-designed babies to would-be moms and dads. Dr. Jeff Steinberg, who operates clinics in Manhattan and Los Angeles, says that within six months he plans to let customers choose their baby's eye, hair, and even skin color.

Steinberg, who helped produce the first test-tube baby, admits the technology is not 100 percent perfect and says best results are couples with Scandinavian heritage, whose gene pools are least diluted.

Critics, though, have blasted the idea of designer babies, likening it to the pursuit of a master race.


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