Originally Posted by Jake10
I figure that's going to come down to parents. I think the real risk lies in mistakes; altering a gene expecting A to happen and getting B instead.
Also the fact that if we can find the genes for very high intelligence everyone will be selecting for that. Then as the first generation of selected babies comes along there will be a huge group of incredibly intelligent kids in households with dumb adults and many dumb peers.
A few years down the line we will have some hyper intelligent, socially damaged and possibly permanently scarred teenagers.
Still, growing pains go along with any new phase of development.
I'm for it.