Have you ever thought about genetic research? Well the students in my night college course of Child Development class at the Rochester NH college campus hadn't really either. We were studying the development of the embryo and began to discuss genetic disorders. The genes that determine who you are can become mutated and cause problems at birth or later. We also discovered that people are studying genetics to see how traits like eye color and hair color are determined. The question of whether individuals should know that and be able to choose the traits they want for their child arose. Can you imagine if you could shop for the characteristics you wanted in a child, what the world would be like? Do you think it would be a good idea for people to decide what characteristics were right for the next generation? The discussion was very interesting. It is always amazing where discussions lead in a classroom at Granite State College.