Genetic Modification as Aesthetics

Deciphering the human genetic code may lead us to prevent or exterminate diseases bonded to anomalies in the DNA. Yet, it is well known that the genetic code also contains information about the physical aspect of an individual. Playing with genetics could result in people being concerned with producing aesthetically beautiful children rather than being concerned about the health benefits (Hunt).

The modification of genetics could lead clinical procedures to change the color of skin, eyes, and hair; change the height; ensure a symmetric body; and any other physical related aspect one can imagine (Hunt). With these alterations, we would be able to give a set of specifications in order to create a human the way we want them to be.

The ethical issue would primarily consist of using this developing technology for the well being of a person against using it to predict and alter how a person will look. Should we play God?