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Scientists have been given permission to genetically modify human embryos in the UK. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has, for the first time, approved a licence to use gene editing in research.
The scientists, who are searching for clues to what happens in the first seven days after fertilisation and want to investigate miscarriage, will not be able to implant the embryos into women.
A statement from the HFEA said: “Our licence committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory’s research licence to include gene editing of embryos. The committee has added a condition to the licence that no research using gene editing may take place until the research has received research ethics approval. As with all embryos used in research, it is illegal to transfer them to a woman for treatment.”
Donated by couples with a surplus after IVF treatment, the embryos would be used for basic research only. They cannot legally be studied for more than two weeks or implanted into women to achieve a pregnancy.
I have no doubt in my mind that some unethical "private research" is taking place somewhere in the world
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: SLAYER69
Unless someone is considering bringing a life into the world, based on these modifications, I have no problem with the concept.
These experiments will have scientific and medical value which trumps most concerns about the research being done at all, and as I say, until someone tries to bring a baby into the world with a whole bunch of meddled with plumbing, I have no problem with it.
If that happens however, there will be hell and a half to pay.
originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
This is a conspiracy site and all
Dusts of foil hat...
Who knows if this wasn't why the "Greys" that some believe are "us" from the future there were simply coming back in time before we screwed ourselves up genetically to get clean samples of DNA to repair the work we are now foolishly playing around with.
Takes foil hat off....