Yesterday, I saw a talk show on German TV on IVF (in vitro fertilisation). The guests discussed whether parents should have the right to select out embryos with genetics disorders. One guest suffers from a genetic disorder causing painful chronic inflammation. He said that he wished his parents had selected him out. And he would scan embryos for the gene defect, and select them out.
Would you have wished that your parents had selected you out for another embryo? Would you scan embryos for stuttering genes and select them, assuming there are unambiguous genes for stuttering?
During my teenage years, my suffering was too much, and I would have wished my parents had selected me out! But now I would say No, also because my embryo not only had stuttering genes, but also genes for writing such an interesting and challenging blog! And I could not possibly spare that experience from the stuttering community! ;-)
In terms of scanning embryos and selecting out "stuttering" embryos, I would say: it depends. If the stuttering is expected to be severe, then yes. If it's mild, then no.
What is your opinion?