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Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« on: February 04, 2016, 12:02:38 PM »
Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
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Would it be ethical for scientists to try to create babies that have genetic material from three different people? An influential panel of experts has concluded the answer could be yes.

The 12-member panel, assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, released a 164-page report Wednesday outlining a plan for how scientists could ethically pursue the controversial research.

http://krwg.org/post/babies-genes-three-people-could-be-ethical-panel-says

Somehow this makes me a little uneasy......

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"The committee concludes that it is ethically permissible" to conduct such experiments, the report says, but then goes on to detail a long list of conditions that would have to be met first.

For example, scientists would have to perform extensive preliminary research in the laboratory and with animals to try to make sure it is safe. And then researchers should initially try to make only male babies, because they would be incapable of passing their unusual amalgamation of DNA on to future generations.

Jut because they set "ethical" conditions for this research doesn't mean people will follow the rules.... Like anything else in life.

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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 12:19:26 PM »
Ethicists make me laugh. They are pretty much people who sit around and say: "Yeah, we should do this because it doesn't bother me"
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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 02:53:26 PM »
There've been times I've wondered if injecting myself with giant tortoise stem cells would keep me young for 200 years.

On the other hand, maybe it'd also turn me into a TMNT.
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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 02:56:14 PM »
There've been times I've wondered if injecting myself with giant tortoise stem cells would keep me young for 200 years.

On the other hand, maybe it'd also turn me into a TMNT.
This sounds like a win-win.
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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 03:00:45 PM »
Ethicists make me laugh. They are pretty much people who sit around and say: "Yeah, we should do this because it doesn't bother me"

Similar to what spiritual fathers do.
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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 03:19:41 PM »
Ethicists make me laugh. They are pretty much people who sit around and say: "Yeah, we should do this because it doesn't bother me"

Similar to what spiritual fathers do.
At least they theoretically base their advice on a higher authority. What is the higher authority for an ethicist?
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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 04:11:41 PM »
Ethicists make me laugh. They are pretty much people who sit around and say: "Yeah, we should do this because it doesn't bother me"

Similar to what spiritual fathers do.
At least they theoretically base their advice on a higher authority. What is the higher authority for an ethicist?
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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 05:14:32 PM »
"Could" be ethical?  No wonder why our kids are screwed up when it comes to ethics and morals.  There's no right and wrong anymore, just "could be's" and "maybes"  and "possibly's", etc.

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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 06:44:39 PM »
There've been times I've wondered if injecting myself with giant tortoise stem cells would keep me young for 200 years.

On the other hand, maybe it'd also turn me into a TMNT.

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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2016, 09:50:16 AM »
There've been times I've wondered if injecting myself with giant tortoise stem cells would keep me young for 200 years.

On the other hand, maybe it'd also turn me into a TMNT.

You just want to have pizza every day.
Hmmm, someone must have already injected me.
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Re: Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2016, 10:38:14 AM »
*We need some moral background to make our Frankenstein experiments, so people will consider a lot before throwing us in jail, where we belong*
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