LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||28/OUT/2011 10:58 PM|
In fact, yes. However it is not commom/usual in the day-to-day conversation, you can see "generate" with the meaning of creating/making a baby.
So, it is more commom in sites with genetic/scientific talking, the likes of
" The point is that even once we understand the genetics of complex traits perfectly, that won't be enough to generate a "perfect baby" through embryo screening alone.
To illustrate this, imagine - ten or fifteen years from now - a couple who have just had IVF to generate perhaps two dozen embryos, and want to use genetic testing to decide which one(s) to implant. There won't be a single, stand-out embryo, perfect and disease-free, because generating a "perfect" embryo - one with the "desirable" variant at every single position in the genome - runs up against a pretty serious probabilistic challenge. Let's say there are only 5,000 DNA variants that negatively affected human health (an under-estimate) each with a frequency of just 1%: that means you would get a "perfect" embryo around once in every 1022 attempts (that's a 1 followed by 22 zeroes, a stupidly large number).
So stick to the usual, KIS (keep it simple) while in everyday conversations. But you can find it used by the science experts.
I hope it helps.
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