Documenting the Coming Singularity

Thursday, April 15, 2010

One dad, two moms - Embryos with DNA from 3 parents

Sun - 4.15.10 (by Emma Morton)

UK scientists have created "designer embryos" containing DNA from a man and TWO women.

The breakthrough gives hope of healthy children to couples with genetic disorders in their families.

It also offers the prospect of eradicating fatal genetic diseases.

But the procedure - dubbed three person IVF - sparked controversy last night.

Researchers at Newcastle University set out to prevent damaged DNA in mitochondria - the "batteries" that power cells - from being passed on to offspring.


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