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BBC - Three-person baby details announced
« on: February 27, 2014, 01:06:17 PM »
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How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.

The draft rules will be reviewed as part of a public consultation and could come into force by the end of 2014.

Doctors say three-person IVF could eliminate debilitating and potentially fatal diseases that are passed from mother to child.

Opponents say it is unethical and could set the UK on a "slippery slope" to designer babies.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26367220

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Re: BBC - Three-person baby details announced
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 01:37:59 PM »
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How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.

The draft rules will be reviewed as part of a public consultation and could come into force by the end of 2014.

Doctors say three-person IVF could eliminate debilitating and potentially fatal diseases that are passed from mother to child.

Opponents say it is unethical and could set the UK on a "slippery slope" to designer babies.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26367220

Mankind is just too much.  Why can't we just do things like we use to?  If you end up with a handicap child, god intended for you to have it.  He creates the blind, deaf, mute, etc. 

reminds me of this song, as the family tree would be complicated.
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Re: BBC - Three-person baby details announced
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 01:50:22 PM »
Easy to do when you de-humanize a pre-born baby. Afterall, parents didn't "choose" to raise a baby with defects. Why should they be stuck with a baby they didn't ask for...sound familiar?

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Re: BBC - Three-person baby details announced
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 02:00:07 PM »
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How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.

The draft rules will be reviewed as part of a public consultation and could come into force by the end of 2014.

Doctors say three-person IVF could eliminate debilitating and potentially fatal diseases that are passed from mother to child.

Opponents say it is unethical and could set the UK on a "slippery slope" to designer babies.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26367220
The DNA in the nucleus is only from the parents.

It's DNA in the mitochondria that is from a donor female (since the donor female has healthy mitochondria, her mitochondria are used).

Beyond mitochondrial functions, I don't think the mitochondria DNA will effect the phenotype of the baby.
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Re: BBC - Three-person baby details announced
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 02:42:07 AM »
Easy to do when you de-humanize a pre-born baby. Afterall, parents didn't "choose" to raise a baby with defects. Why should they be stuck with a baby they didn't ask for...sound familiar?

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