Advancements in Genetic Engineering to Modify Embryos Spur the Concept of Designer Babies, According to a New Trend Report Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a trend report on Designer Babies. The concept of Designer Babies is gaining in popularity driven by developments in genetic engineering that help scientists to screen embryos for genetic disorders to artificially make babies with desired personal and genetic traits.

Designer Babies: A Trend Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Designer babies are defined as babies with artificial genetic makeup selected through a combination of genetic engineering and in vitro fertilization to confirm inclusion or exclusion of specific traits. The term Designer Babies is not a scientific term, but is used by journalists and highlights the fact that parents could choose specific characteristics of their unborn child including physical appearance, character and sex. Advancements in genetic engineering and in vitro fertilization approaches, coupled with the need to lower the occurrence of genetic disorders in offspring, are driving interest in the concept of designer babies. Ethical issues related to commodification of children and genetic manipulation in human offspring, are however projected to present regulatory challenges in the advancement and commercialization of the concept of designer babies in the coming years.

The trend report titled “Designer Babies” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., is a focused research paper which provides cursory insights into the technology concept, its evolution, and future prospects. A part of GIA’s new series of short research briefs on emerging technologies, this trend report highlights key enabling technologies including the development of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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