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Genetically Modified Babies Are Already A Reality

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Marcy Darnovsky is the executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society. “This is a dangerous step”, warns Darnovsky. According to her, these methods will “change all the cells in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these changes will be transmitted to future generations.”

We are talking about the methods that FDA calls the “mitochondrial manipulation technologies.” Nuclear material is extracted from the egg or embryo of a woman with hereditary mitochondrial disease and transplanted into a healthy egg or donor embryo (their own nuclear materials are removed). Thus the offspring will carry the genes of three people: mother, father and the donor.

The developers of these methods say that they will give the opportunity to sick women to give birth to healthy children with whom they will be genetically related. Some suggest to use them in cases of infertility associated with age.

“The objectives are worthy, but the methods are particularly problematic in terms of consequences for society and health risks“, says the author. What if children or subsequent generations will manifest complications? And how far will we go in trying to create genetically engineered humans?

*Also see http://youtu.be/9EU2LpC0wLM

*Also see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html

Read more here http://higherperspective.com/2014/03/genetically-modified-babies-already-reality.html?utm_source=MAM

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“Genetically Modified Babies Are Already A Reality”