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English definition of “designer baby”

designer baby

noun [C]    
a baby with some characteristics chosen by its parents and doctors using gene therapy (= the science of changing genes in order to stop or prevent a disease ) GeneticsInnate and congenital
(Definition of designer baby noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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