The Null Device

Designer Deaf babies

Groups representing the Deaf (note: not "deaf") community in the UK are campaigning to allow Deaf parents to create babies without hearing by selecting embryos with mutations which suppress the ability to hear:
Francis Murphy, chairman of the BDA, said: "If choice of embryos for implantation is to be given to citizens in general, and if hearing and other people are allowed to choose embryos that will be 'like them', sharing the same characteristics, language and culture, then we believe that deaf people should have the same right."

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