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CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration has told a New York fertility doctor to stop marketing a controversial three-parent fertility treatment, which makes it possible for babies to be made from two women and a man.
The health watchdog published a letter to Dr. John Zhang, founder of the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City, whose "spindle nuclear transfer" technique was used to conceive a boy born in Mexico in April 2016.
Zhang detailed the procedure in the journal Fertility and Sterility last year and is now marketing the technique, but the letter reminds Zhang the FDA has not authorized his use of the procedure in humans.
On April 6, 2016, the mother gave birth to a reportedly healthy baby boy. "Transfer of the [normal] embryo resulted in an uneventful pregnancy with delivery of a healthy boy at 37 weeks of gestation," wrote Zhang and his co-authors in the published study.
Zhang's team of doctors went to Mexico to perform the procedure, as it had not been approved for use in the US by the FDA but was unregulated in Mexico.
In its letter, the FDA said Zhang's article stated the genetically modified embryo had been created in the United States but implanted over the border.
CNN reached out to Zhang's office for comment on Monday but received no immediate response.
About a dozen such babies were born in the US in the late 1990s/early 2000s before the FDA -- pushed, I think, by cloning concerns -- decided that this procedure needed FDA approval," said Greely.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: ADSE255
The scary part about genetic manipulation to make babies of a certain 'flavor' a la Island of Dr. Moreau, is out there somewhere is the not so public Gubment genetic labs and factories, making super men, soldiers, whatever.
The Nazis had a program, called it Lebensborn.
Their program was based on race purity, encouraging people of 'proper descent' to make babies with blond hair and blue eyes.
Part of the Nazi Eugenics program, their counterpart to our Genetics program, the office of Lebensborn was conceived by the head of the SS (Himmler) and placed under the Department of the SS.
originally posted by: tribal
funny how history repeats itself.
whats really rich is many of the same people who see a nazi in every corner will embrace the fruits of nazi research and philosophy under its new eugenics disguise.