23andMe recently was awarded a patent for a technique that could be used to create babies with selected traits. (For more on this, click here.) Do you think this new technology will be used solely to prevent diseases like Down syndrome, or has a Brave New World of selecting children’s physical traits (eye color, sex, etc.) come upon us?

Poll Question:
For what purpose do you think most people will be using 23andMe’s new “designer baby” technology?

Disease prevention
185

Selecting physical attributes/traits
121

Gender selection
35

I don’t care how it’s used
46