Worlds First 3 Parent Babies Coming Soon

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

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?

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Josh Antcliff September 1, 2014 - 4:00 PM

how about inherited mental issues you getting three parents mixes then take a another three parent babies breed them then what the hell do you get
 

Angrynoodle Twenty Five September 3, 2014 - 1:42 AM

omg! i thought it said The worlds first three parent-babies not the worlds first three-parent babies! Hyphens guys!

ALex GAMES September 9, 2014 - 6:56 AM

The baby will most likely come out looking like splice

Stikbotimations September 11, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Yeah, fine until your daughter marries someone with 3 parents and there is some "leftover" gene defect that they missed. Then let the lawyers loose on the compensation claims. But of course, that would NEVER happen…right?

anna kawaii October 3, 2014 - 4:48 AM

Wtf is wrong with that human race now

Nabiha Moses November 7, 2014 - 8:54 PM

On one hand we will make advances for the greater good. One the other hand we will make advances for the greater evil. Only time will tell if eurogenics is good or evil.

HOSHAN November 18, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Genetically modified soldiers >:D 

steven schwartzhoff December 29, 2014 - 9:39 PM

"99.8 percent of our DNA is inside our cells" ? I think he means inside the nuclei of our cells. Mitochondria are inside the cell.

dakotagau December 30, 2014 - 6:02 AM

Or you could just adopt, you selfish, lazy fucks.

Maria Pryce January 1, 2015 - 4:21 PM

I think if its only used for health then it should be done but just so u can get like a "super" baby out of it then NA!

Heather Malin January 12, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Sounds practical.. though, I do believe we are becoming over populated and destroying out earth.. perhaps other matters should be solved beforehand. 

Edwin Jose January 13, 2015 - 3:14 AM

But the thing is, there are going to be many social issues. Who is my Actual mother?, I have more of my dads genes so my dad is more related to me than my mum. I want to know who is my third mum because she is the one who saved me from the chance of getting an inherited Heart disease so I like my third mum better. etc.  

Zoe Anne Kaw January 31, 2015 - 12:23 PM

I want to know if I would be the chosen one. My mitochondria desire to be the best.

Sage Ramano February 5, 2015 - 11:23 AM

My opinion I don't agree. Yes, its great that we may be able to create more healthy child. But we are playing with fire. I believe we're digging are own grave.

Looking From_Afar February 7, 2015 - 3:24 AM

What is this fugging need we have to uselessly reproduce at such a rate that we'll probably be having food wars in 50 years or the whole eco system of the Earth will just give up and purge us like cockroaches……religion, culture, and now the need to prove to the world you can have a normal child even if you just proved you can't !!!!???……and if you're wrong the child suffers for the rest of it's life!!?????? For crying out loud accept that some of us cannot and should not have kids, try adopting and foster parenting to help some of the poor kids who lost in the parent lottery and please, someone start passing out condoms to the 3rd world countries because having more children might not be the answer to your problems there people unless you plan on eating your dead as they fall to the ground from starvation and diseases…….sheesh.

Dubstep Fox May 10, 2015 - 12:59 AM

Yes, yes. I would like a baby with Brad Pitts eyes and Adam Levine's hotness.

Amethyst SF June 5, 2015 - 6:38 AM

What if oxygen is actually poisonous, and it just takes 70-90 years to kill you naturally. THIS IS TRIPPE.

may flower June 9, 2015 - 8:53 PM

These godless scientists don't even believe Darwin anymore…….

InsertCleverName August 3, 2015 - 11:28 AM

I've been born on the wrong time period

Tyler T September 4, 2015 - 10:23 PM

this is gonna lead to eugenics.

Tyler T September 4, 2015 - 10:24 PM

stop screwing with nature

Azrael Tarquin October 13, 2015 - 7:03 AM

Found my paper topic

Daniel Stegall December 3, 2015 - 12:27 AM

If this leads to "designer babies"  every baby will be perfect, causing overpopulation. And what about countries that value one gender more than the other? Parents would want male babies only and then. Uh oh. No more females=no more babies. This will either lead to world overpopulation or human genocide. What has this world come to?

Strawberrypocky911 December 8, 2015 - 11:46 PM

This is going to lead to the Aryan Race 2.0!!! and definitely designer babies in the future, because this is the first step.

Shihoblade December 28, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Until i can design my child to look like sephiroth, no one gets to make their lil hitler babies.

Melissa Liana February 9, 2016 - 9:45 AM

This is a great idea if only used for medical purposes. If you can avoid having a horrible disease and giving your child the best life it could possbily live why wouldn't you do that.

2Awesome September 7, 2016 - 3:09 PM

If the child is a boy, mitochondria DNA won't be passed down.

Tae Tae September 29, 2016 - 6:21 PM

can easily be used as weapon to elimnate or weaken, an entire family blood line, or advance them beyond normal evolution. in either case, all men will NOT be created equal anymore…

Phoenixspin October 1, 2016 - 7:03 PM

So what could possibly go wrong?

TheWolfspirit22 October 5, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Hey if this makes the nest generation healthier then I'm all for it.

Squidwards Nutsack October 16, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell,

Charley DeSol January 1, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Slippery uphill.

biru San March 28, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Are these people go against what they have been created to? what happen if they were the one who been use as lab experiments, how would they think? THIS IS CRUCIAL AND I PRAY THAT GOD WOULD NOT ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO DO JUST THINGS.

Nathan Osafo Omane April 3, 2017 - 10:04 PM

the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

J KM June 4, 2017 - 12:05 PM

I would like to see an what happens when the first invirto baby (i think he or she is 40 now) meets the first 3 parent baby when it's about 10

mariolis1000 June 5, 2017 - 11:05 PM

what gender would sb belong to if he/she/it/whatev had YY chromosomes, instead of XX (female genom), and XY (male genom)

Mobin Best In The World June 24, 2017 - 12:57 AM

That's awesome !!

Yves Gomes August 13, 2017 - 10:16 PM

omfg… these stupid prohibitions!

TELEVISIBLE September 5, 2017 - 6:32 PM

I wish I havd a hundred parents I will be rich

Brady Moore December 7, 2017 - 2:19 AM

Can mitochondrial DNA change anything else in the baby? Like anything physical?

booger king December 23, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Zzzz.. Imma genetically modified half human half b00ger.

Wrench January 14, 2018 - 2:28 AM

i know this is old video , but why in hell is there "babies" in the title , why just why, you confuse your audience and waste time , the fact that is says babies and not baby is very disruptive and annoying

Sled Dog January 23, 2018 - 5:43 AM

Clones!

The Nameless February 4, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Imo it's fine as long as it's for disease minimization and the betterment of the human race.

Bella's A Good March 28, 2018 - 7:22 AM

resolving these genetic defects is in no way eugenics, though I can see how some could say it is the first step in "designer babies". however, I wouldn't get too concerned as this has many benefits, and isn't really for aesthetic purposes

Jef Koele-wijn April 14, 2018 - 11:29 PM

Good idea and maybe you end up in a relationship with two woman instead of one

Eve Godwin June 21, 2018 - 3:13 AM

and that is how we get three eyes

Sharaz Samad October 20, 2018 - 5:06 AM

Our imperfection is what makes us perfect own it don’t change it

Mikowacomet January 6, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Elite ruling White people love this genetic nightmare , they will finally realize thier eugenics dream

Cassandra L. October 1, 2020 - 10:02 AM

I'm now pregnant after a cycle of mitochondrial donation. And I feel great! Even though it's called “three-parent baby” to describe a mitochondrial donation, the resulting embryo only has a tiny bit of DNA from the donor. My baby has 99.9% of its DNA from me and my husband. I've been struggling with infertility for years. I was 41 when my 5th cycle of IVF failed. So MD became a salvation for us.