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"Designing Babies" by Dr. Robert Klitzman

Bioethics Academic Director Dr. Robert Klitzman's new book, Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children, will be released on October 7. 

Designing Babies examines the ethical, social, and policy concerns surrounding reproductive technology. Based on in-depth interviews with providers and patients, author Dr. Klitzman explores how individuals and couples are facing quandaries of whether, when, and how to use In Vitro Fertilization and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs). As new technologies and possibilities are increasingly realized, potential parents, doctors, and policy-makers face complex and critical questions about the use-or possible misuse-of ARTs. 

Library Journal calls the book "Well-researched and rigorous yet highly readable, this study of reproductive liberty will assist patients on their journey through the infertility maze and enlighten general readers about this ever-changing industry."

Novelist Louis Begley writes, "Designing Babies is brilliant, revelatory, engrossing, and wonderfully readable--exactly the sort of work one has come to expect from Dr. Klitzman. He has taken a subject of extraordinary complexity, presenting a labyrinth of excruciating scientific, moral, and practical dilemmas, and has charted a path through them that medical professionals, men and women struggling to become parents, and others will find invaluable." 

Pre-order the book on Amazon.


Learn more about the M.S. in Bioethics program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.