designer baby

designer babies
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People sometimes refer to a baby that has developed from an embryo with certain desired characteristics as a designer baby. [mainly JOURNALISM]

A couple with a terminally ill child want to create a designer baby that could save the boy's life.


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  • designer baby — noun (informal) A child in whose conception genetic engineering techniques are used in order to assure specific genetic characteristics • • • Main Entry: ↑design * * * deˌsigner ˈbaby 7 [designer baby] noun (used especially in newspapers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Designer baby — The colloquial term designer baby refers to a baby whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering combined with in vitro fertilisation to ensure the presence or absence of particular genes or characteristics.[1] The… …   Wikipedia

  • designer baby — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms designer baby : singular designer baby plural designer babies 1) journalism a human baby created using a method that allows parents to choose certain genes that the baby will have or will not have, before it is …   English dictionary

  • designer baby — noun a baby whose genetic make up has been selected in order to eradicate a particular defect, or to ensure that a particular gene is present …   English new terms dictionary

  • designer baby — noun A child whose genotype, and thus physical characteristics and susceptibility to hereditary disease, is selected by its parents …   Wiktionary

  • designer — has been since the 1960s a vogue word first used in the fashion world to describe articles bearing the name of a famous designer and therefore prestigious and expensive. In this use designer is used attributively (before a noun), as in designer… …   Modern English usage

  • designer child — see designer baby …   English dictionary

  • Baby Looney Tunes — Titre original Baby Looney Tunes Genre Série d animation Créateur(s) Jeffrey Gatrall Michael Hack Scott Heming Production Gloria Jenkins Tom Minton Emory Myrick Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Baby's Day Out — Éditeur Hi Tech Enterprises Développeur Designer Software Date de sortie 1994 Gen …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Baby Foot — Modèle de table de style Bonzini, fabricant français de baby foot …   Wikipédia en Français

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