Three-parent babies isn’t progress. If you play God you’ll create hell on earth
As the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority approve plans to allow three-parent babies, David Robertson explains why the move is so dangerous
It seems such a wonderful advance. And Britain is leading the way! Today the UK’s fertility regulator, The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) gave the green light for clinics to apply for licences to create babies made from the DNA of three people.
Doctors in Newcastle are heading the rush to see the first three-parent baby at the end of 2017. One in 10,000 women are in danger of passing on serious genetic disease to their children. The technique that has just been licensed called mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is meant to prevent this happening and will hopefully result in these women having babies free from disease. Is…
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