Only breed smart babies: Ethicist | Herald Sun: "A LEADING Australian ethicist has advocated genetically screening embryos to create a smarter society of superior 'designer babies' with higher IQs.
Melbourne's Julian Salvulescu, now Oxford's practical ethics professor, has said it is our 'moral obligation' to use IVF to choose the smartest embryos, even if that maintains or increases social inequality.
Experts have criticised the Gattaca-style idea, saying the money involved could be better spent improving quality of life in Africa.
They have also warned IQ screening could result in unintended results.
But Dr Salvulescu has said we have a moral obligation to create a smarter society, thereby dramatically reducing welfare dependency, the number of school dropouts, the crowding of jails and the extent of poverty."