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Challenge #01563-D102: The Birth of the Vardian Empire

Follow up to "Designer Babies". Other less reputable Medical facilities, pounce on the process, Dr Vardian is praised for actually trying to talk vanity parents out of bad choices instead of offering a range of "options", athletic ability, perfect pitch, genius I Q. Which leads to the sad question asked by the results. "Why don't I look like Mummy and Daddy?" -- Anon Guest

It only took two years for other gene therapy organisations to spring up in the void left by the Vardian Clinics. Each one had their own patented process, or means of making the desired child come to pass. Each one had a variance in the prices. Very few had as many scruples as Dr. Vardian.

More than a few only supplied blue-eyed, pale-skinned, pale-haired genes for prospective parents. And so very few noticed for such a long time that that, alone, should have been alarming. But the real alarm didn't happen until those infant geniuses were learning about family traits in their second year of schooling.

Many of those physically perfect, blond, blue-eyed, pale-skinned children went home to parents so very different from themselves and asked their parents, "Am I adopted?" And, to a parent, they all acted shocked that their beloved child could even suggest such a thing.

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