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Babies with three parents could be born by 2015 after controversial genetic treatment...
Daily Mail ^ | 6/27/13 | Jenny Hope

Posted on 06/28/2013 4:45:12 PM PDT by LibWhacker

The first baby with three parents could be born as early as 2015 after a landmark decision to move ahead on a controversial genetic treatment.

Britain could become the first country to sanction the creation of babies with three genetic parents, despite fears it might lead to ‘designer babies’.

The Government will publish draft regulations later this year that will bring techniques a step closer to giving women affected by devastating hereditary diseases the chance to have healthy children.

The techniques involve replacing defective DNA in the mother’s egg with material from a donor egg.

The resulting healthy child would effectively have two mothers and a father.

For the first time the ‘germ line’ of inherited DNA from the mother would be altered which, critics say, marks a turning point in the ethics of test-tube babies.

But the Government’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said the alteration did not affect fundamental DNA that determines an individual’s make-up such as facial features and eye colour.

She compared the new techniques to replacing a defective ‘battery pack’ in a cell that would virtually eliminate the chance of a severe disease in the child.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: babies; dna; nightmare; parents
Full Title: Babies with three parents could be born by 2015 after controversial genetic treatment gets green light
1 posted on 06/28/2013 4:45:13 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Babies with three heads and of 5 different sexual orientations to follow soon after, if the liberal idiocy continues.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 4:51:30 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: LibWhacker

The Mail tries to make it sound as benign as they can, even beneficial, and it could be, I suppose, if restricted to treating disease. But watch the latest episode of Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman called “Is Sex Obsolete” (if you can stomach it) and it’s clear this is at least in part a continued attack on the family and a truly nightmarish scenario... We could end up with “humans” that have many more than three parents, not all of them human... or two men could have a baby, one of the contributing sperm cells, the other one contributing eggs (believe it or not).


3 posted on 06/28/2013 4:53:57 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

one of theM contributing


4 posted on 06/28/2013 4:55:08 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

What could possibly go wrong????


5 posted on 06/28/2013 4:55:23 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: LibWhacker

Eugenics Wars

"Superior ability breeds superior ambition."
- Spock, 2267

The Eugenics Wars (or the Great Wars) were a series of conflicts fought on Earth between 1992 and 1996. The result of a scientific attempt to improve the Human race through selective breeding and genetic engineering, the wars devastated parts of Earth, by some estimates officially causing some 30 million deaths, and nearly plunging the planet into a new Dark Age. (TOS: "Space Seed"; ENT: "Borderland") (link)

6 posted on 06/28/2013 4:56:57 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: LibWhacker

Is there really any doubt that the only reason for research into this heinous possibility, is to support the vanities of perverts?


7 posted on 06/28/2013 4:57:44 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: BwanaNdege

Babies have been born with three parents for years now. Mom, Dad and the nanny/welfare state.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 4:57:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: LibWhacker
What could go wrong?

3 parent citizen

9 posted on 06/28/2013 5:01:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: LibWhacker

Sick...


10 posted on 06/28/2013 5:03:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LibWhacker
As fans of Sci-Fi realize...if it can be done, there is a mad scientist somewhere who will do it.

All Judeo-Christian culture can say is "bring it on."

11 posted on 06/28/2013 5:03:57 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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12 posted on 06/28/2013 5:11:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kartographer
Babies have been born with three parents for years now. Mom, Dad and the nanny/welfare state.

That's not the norm. It's usually just the mom and the nanny/welfare state.

13 posted on 06/28/2013 5:13:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BenLurkin

Isn’t in Scotland that each child will have an assigned “case worker” to watch out for them..?


14 posted on 06/28/2013 5:14:48 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: LibWhacker

Goodbye Turkey Basters, hello eye droppers!


15 posted on 06/28/2013 5:29:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: LibWhacker

Whats the Birth Certificate going to say? “His. Hers and Who’s?


16 posted on 06/28/2013 5:38:37 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: All
"Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do something" - The ultimate axiom that no leftist will ever understand.
17 posted on 06/28/2013 5:46:43 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: LibWhacker

So they’ll selectively abort them until they get one with the ‘gay’ gene?


18 posted on 06/28/2013 5:53:05 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: rockrr

Yup. You CAN stick a fork in an electric outlet, just like you can stick another utensil in another outlet. That doesn’t make it safe.


19 posted on 06/28/2013 5:54:37 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: LibWhacker

Remember when the first invitro baby was born, and some said it would “progress” with designer babies being concocted for cash by godless scientists? Remember how those objecting were called “kooks”?

We are entering an ugly, dehumanizing age that will end in disaster.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 6:00:42 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: LibWhacker

Oh goody. let’s make some freaks! It’s not immoral, and insane enough yet!


21 posted on 06/28/2013 6:18:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Oldexpat

IF a hotly contested Bill passes.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 6:52:55 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Iron Munro

IN THE YEAR 2525


23 posted on 06/28/2013 6:54:07 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: LibWhacker

See Robert A. Heinlein’s 1982 science fiction novel, “Friday.” The main character is genetically engineered from multiple (20+) “parents.” As described in Wikipedia,

“Friday...is the story of a female “artificial person,” ...genetically engineered to be stronger, faster, smarter, and generally better than normal humans. Artificial humans are widely resented, and much of the story deals with Friday’s struggle both against prejudice and to conceal her enhanced attributes from other humans. The story is set in a Balkanized world, in which the nations of the North American continent have been split up into a number of smaller states.”

In light of that last sentence, Heinlein’s story may prove prophetic in more ways than one...


24 posted on 06/28/2013 7:36:07 PM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: LibWhacker

Not sure I see what the problem is here. They are substituting the disease-creating strand of DNA with healthy DNA. Seems like the right thing to do for the baby.

That’s not even close to using DNA substitution to create a Marxist, Muslim, Indonesian/Kenyan with a propensity for politics, you know, a designer baby.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 8:40:42 PM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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