Monday, August 28, 2006


LONDON - Some leading English soccer players are storing stem cells from their newborn babies as a potential future treatment for their own career-threatening sports injuries, the Sunday Times reported.
Players are freezing the cells taken from the umbilical cord blood of their babies as a possible future cure for cartilage and ligament problems. Stem cells can be used to regenerate damaged organs and tissue because they are the earliest form of cells.

This reminded me of something that I know is to come. How long do you think it will be (or perhaps already occurred) where athletic stars "sell" their sperm and eggs to the public so that the many sports obsessed parents I see can "pick" just the right sperm and egg to produce the just the kind of gifted sports child they dream of? Then there will be those who will choose a person's egg or sperm who has a high IQ. A mix and match sort of a thing.

One can already choose from a variety of factors. Check out this egg donor list. You can pick from the Ethnic origin, hair color, eye color, height, weight and education of the giver. This sperm donor clinic "allows you to select key characteristics that you are looking for in a donor and our computer system will provide you with a list of our donors that meet those characteristics."

Oh, it's coming folks. And the "Aryan race" will have nothing on this.

via NRO