Is it a boy or a girl? Couples before had to rely on luck in hopes of getting the gender of the baby they wanted, now science has caught up and gives mothers and fathers a choice to choose the sex of their baby. Thanks to a procedure called genetic engineering, parents can now choose the gender and traits of their child. Using this technology for superficial purposes; such as wanting a blonde-haired baby boy or a green-eyed baby girl for appearance concerns does not seem right. It is said that using this technology can also help prevent genetic diseases such as down syndrome, and many other childhood diseases.