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Designer Babies: A Public Student Debate at Western University

Should we prohibit the genetic enhancement of fetuses? UWO’s Debate Society and Students for Partners in Health have collaborated to hold a show debate for the public. Curious about the ethical and philosophical implications of genetic engineering? Join us on Thursday, January 26, at 6 PM, at UWO Social Science Centre, Room 2032.

Debate Motion: “In a world where genetic technologies allow for the modification of fetuses for traits like strength and intelligence, this house would prohibit the genetic enhancement of fetuses.”

The event features:

  1. Audience pre- and post-debate vote
  2. Two teams from UWO Debate Society present their case for and against this resolution
  3. Critique from Students for Partners in Health
  4. Audience Q and A
  5. Refreshments and baked goods fundraiser (all proceeds going to Partners in Health global health programs)
  6. Optional social off-campus (details TBA)

Cast your pre-debate vote.

Learn more at the Designer Babies event Facebook page.

This student event is organized by the UWO Debate Society and Students for Partners in Health.

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