The UK is paving the way for a special in vitro fertilization process that gives one baby DNA from three parents. It’s an incredible advancement that can eliminate terrible diseases, but for some it’s cause for alarm. Is this just another step towards designer babies?
‘Three-parent baby’ fertility technique could be made legal
“A fertility treatment which eliminates hereditary disease by engineering babies to carry healthy DNA from a third biological parent could be legalised next year.”
“Gene therapy is the use of DNA as a pharmaceutical agent to treat disease. It derives its name from the idea that DNA can be used to supplement or alter genes within an individual’s cells as a therapy to treat disease.”
What is the Concern over Germ Line Gene Therapy?
“The science of gene therapy finally seems to be coming of age as this powerful technology reaches a point where it can help those with some of the most difficult to treat genetic diseases.”
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