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Scientists create three-parent embryos

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posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 04:11 PM
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Scientists create three-parent embryos


www.reuters.com

The idea is to prevent women with faults in their mitochondrial DNA passing diseases on to their children. Around one in 5,000 children suffer from mitochondrial diseases, which can include fatal liver, heart and brain disorders, deafness, muscular problems and forms of epilepsy.

If all goes well, researchers believe they may be able to start offering the technique as a treatment in three to five years.
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posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 04:11 PM
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Two women and a man. I can think of lots of less than scientific comments about this. I guess in the future, kids might have mom, mom, and dad.

It seems we're getting better and better at manipulating the building blocks of life.

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posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 04:16 PM
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I read about this in the paper today. Very interesting.
We will have to wait and see if they can go ahead and create a fully grown foetus.



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 07:06 PM
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... and that's why I like to think the old story actually goes like: "... and then, Man made god in his own image".

Nothing in genetics surprises me anymore...
oh wait! One thing does! The fact that there's no known human clones waking around... because I bet my freaking salary (
) that they do already exist and maybe don't even know themselves about it...




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