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IVF costs around $14,000 -- but for $6,000 more you can chose the sex of your baby and find out if your child has the genes to develop any one of 6000 diseases. You may be thinking this is illegal, but it's not -- the American Society for Reproductive Medicine does not prohibit gender selection. In fact, they have approved its use in cases of family balancing.

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Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, Director of the Fertility Institute, says half of his patients are from overseas, mostly from Europe and Asian countries. At his clinics, he uses genetic probes that attach to an X or Y chromosome visible under a florescent microscope, making gender selection accurate 100% of the time. He is also able to detect known genetic disorders and then use only those embryos that don't carry the disease.

If you are interested in choosing your future child's gender you'll need to act fast, because sex selection is discouraged for women 40 years old and over. Although if the patient is in good health, Dr. Steinberg says there could be an exception.

Dr. Steinberg told us that he has two daughters and a son -- but he did not pick their gender. Although he admits that he would have if he had to! He has helped over 4000 couples pick their future child's gender and is on the cutting edge of fertility breakthroughs on a daily basis.

Pretty soon you will also be able to choose your baby's eye color and hair color too!

Is this playing around with Mother Nature? Or is it science helping out humanity? What do you think?

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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
ashley February 2, 2009, 7:56 AM

I think its playing around with Mother Nature. I don’t think it’s ok. It’s almost like playing God.

Dionne February 2, 2009, 1:16 PM

If you are picking everything about them the baby then doesn’t seem real and natural. It’s like you are going shopping and picking out the babydoll you want. It doesn’t seem right. Hopefully there are no returns allowed.

Dionne February 2, 2009, 1:18 PM

And only rich people are going to be able to do this and THEY WILL. So only all the rich people will be beautiful and poor people butt ugly. LOL. Hilarious.

Jasmine February 3, 2009, 10:59 AM

Part of the beauty and fun of having children is the surprise you get when find out if you’re having a boy or girl. Then when they’re born and you get to hold them if see if they look like you or their father, you admire their blue, green or brown eyes and you take in all the wonder that is this little person. To take that all away is just sad

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