Re: Anencephaly [was SOC: More genetic tech protests]

Bryan Moss (
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 14:39:10 +0100

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> Interestingly enough, since there never will be an "individual", the
> creation of an anencephalic doesn't suffer from the ethical problems
> that germ line engineering does! Of course to do it right you need
> a stem cell line that has been engineered so that the development of
> a brain is "impossible". I suspect that many would consider this
> a new species, though one that could only survive in a symbiotic
> relationship with its hosts (e.g. the biotech engineers).

Would it be possible to make a remote controlled anencephalic child?