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Biotech Medicine United Kingdom

UK Government Proposes Rules To Allow 'Three-Parent Embryos' 146

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the meet-my-nine-parents dept.
sciencehabit writes "The U.K. government today issued proposed regulations that would allow researchers to try a new and controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in patients. The technique could allow women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to have healthy, genetically related children. But it also transfers DNA from one egg or embryo into another, a form of genetic alteration that could be passed on to future generations. Altering the genes of human egg cells or embryos in IVF procedures is now forbidden in the United Kingdom."
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UK Government Proposes Rules To Allow 'Three-Parent Embryos'

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  • by twotacocombo (1529393) on Thursday February 27, 2014 @05:06PM (#46362049)
    Or, you know, NOT having children also eliminates the perpetuation of a disease. All genetically-inherited diseases, in fact. Why some people think this planet is in such dire need of more inhabitants that they'd go to lengths such as these just blows my mind. Absolutely feel the need to raise a child? Please adopt. There are plenty of children out there that would love to have a permanent, loving home. Same goes for animals. Before we bring more life into this world, we need to address the suffering of those who are already here.

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