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'Three-parent baby' could be born by 2015


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

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

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

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

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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. Edited by DumpsterJesus
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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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The first step to designer babies.

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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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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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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

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