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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

A change in regulations could soon make it possible for a baby to be born using the DNA from two mothers.

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The UK is set to become the first country in the world to permit the procedure which is getting the go-ahead in the interests of preventing babies being born with debilitating conditions such as muscular dystrophy.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

That's just what the world needs. Three parent babies. Not something useful.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:50 PM

Sounds like the beginning of the "Chromes" from Almost Human


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

View PostDumpsterJesus, on 28 February 2014 - 02:54 PM, said:

That's just what the world needs. Three parent babies. Not something useful.

You may want to take a deeper look into this and what it stands for.  I'm assuming you are a healthy person.  Now if you were a person with a disease that could have been prevented using this technique, what would you have wanted your parents to have chosen.  It's easy to say no when you are healthy but put yourself in someone else's shoes.  There may be a confusion in parents but really a simple nuclear family are no longer the "norm" no matter how some may want that.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:20 PM

I think the title is a bit misleading. I'm certain there will be scenarios involving lawful agreements, similar to adoption for example, in which one relinquishes their rights.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:51 PM

Would this work with either parent being two? As in two mothers or two fathers?


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

View PostUM-Bot, on 28 February 2014 - 02:18 PM, said:

A change in regulations could soon make it possible for a baby to be born using the DNA from two mothers.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:08 PM

View PostScorpius, on 28 February 2014 - 04:53 PM, said:

You may want to take a deeper look into this and what it stands for.  I'm assuming you are a healthy person.  Now if you were a person with a disease that could have been prevented using this technique, what would you have wanted your parents to have chosen.  It's easy to say no when you are healthy but put yourself in someone else's shoes.  There may be a confusion in parents but really a simple nuclear family are no longer the "norm" no matter how some may want that.
I get what they are trying to accomplish here. That being said, I don't believe they are looking at the full picture here. They are taking what has always been A+B=C & changing it to A+B+D= a hopefully perfected C. Unfortunately by adding this new variable it will mostly likely equate to E, which will most likely have it's own multitude of problems. I could be very wrong in my believing this, after all I'm no specialist in this field, but I predict complications from this further down the line.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:39 PM

I understand why they would want to develop a procedure like this, but....

Tampering with nature on this level always has unseen consequences.  You may exchange mitochondrial DNA, but what if that causes other abnormalities in the epigenetics?  You relieve one disease, but trigger another?

Kinda goes back to something my father always says..."Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:42 PM

The first step to designer babies.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:21 AM

And now it begins…


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:33 PM

We live a brief span of years and then die. During this time, most of us work to leave a lasting legacy. We do this through our vocations and through our progeny. In this latter case, we can potentially provide hope where there was little hope. The real challenge is not the aberration of this procedure, but assuring that the world we provide to these new borns is the best we can "deliver."


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:05 PM

View PostAwake2Chaos, on 28 February 2014 - 06:39 PM, said:

I understand why they would want to develop a procedure like this, but....

Tampering with nature on this level always has unseen consequences.  You may exchange mitochondrial DNA, but what if that causes other abnormalities in the epigenetics?  You relieve one disease, but trigger another?

Kinda goes back to something my father always says..."Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."
How do you attempt to cure genetic diseases without modifying the genome? By doing nothing?


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

amazing how no one is making a big issue about this


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:10 PM

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getting the go-ahead in the interests of preventing babies being born with debilitating conditions such as muscular dystrophy.

who came out such crap excuse . this is simply an dna modify test on human subject.

after dolly the sheep , i knew this will come .it's just that i never though it will happen in my life time

Edited by kobolds, 07 March 2014 - 05:14 PM.





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