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Designer, Baby!

Paxton, R. & Armstrong, D.D.

Future Parent Information Question Form


Genetic Counseling Services
Parent Names: __________________________________
Names of Genetic Councilors:
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Using the letter from your clients, list the traits for which your team requires additional information (family history). Also, ask
questions about anything else that you want to know about the parents that would be helpful in creating the baby.
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Designer, Baby!
Paxton, R. & Armstrong, D.D.

Baby Design for Genetic Counseling Services

Names of Genetic Councilors:


Date of Consultation:
Parents Names:
Target Trait
(i.e. hair color,
eye color)

Desired Traits: (Please fill in traits desired by the parents in their child)
Desired
Desired
Mothers
Fathers
Probability of
Genotype
Phenotype (i.e.
genotype
genotype for
the desired
for the trait
the trait
phenotype
brown, blue)

Scientists assigned to
the trait

Desired traits that cannot be acquired through genetic counseling: (please justify why we cannot select for these traits):

Cost Calculations:
25% Probability
Number of
Genotypes
at this
Probability
Level
Total Cost Number x $1000 =

50% Probability

Number x $500 =

75% Probability

Number x $300 =

100% Probability

Number x $100 =

Estimated total cost of services based on probability of baby occurring naturally (sum of above Total Costs):
$

Approved by supervisor:
Date:

DESIGNER BABY! SCENE 2


Project Report

Please provide a sales presentation to the parents about their prospective baby.
The presentation you will make to the parents may be in any variety of formats and must include:
A picture of the perspective baby
The correct genotypes and phenotypes for all desired traits for the prospective baby
If there are any traits desired by the parents that we cannot provide through genetic means, provide an
explanation of why for the parents (in the form of a report to be filed in your parent patient folder)
When designing your presentation, remember the company
motto

Sell! Sell! Sell!


In addition, you must include a report to the company with all of the information you used to create the
baby, including the information below.
For your yearly performance review, make sure to include group reviews with your report. Please turn in all forms in
your folder, and attach to the Baby Design form:
All Punnett squares used in creation of the report
All relevant background information you gained from the parents
Report to the parent (which traits you could deliver and which traits you could not deliver, with explanations)
Ethics report (this will be at least one of the artifacts from the multi-genre project)
o Should humans create designer babies?
What does history tell us about creating a super race?
What upsides would there be to being able to design babies?
What downsides would there be to designing babies?
Are there real-life examples where people have successfully created designer babies?