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The monkeys that prove babies can be born to THREE parents

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posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:11 AM
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Scientists have produced four baby monkeys who each have three biological parents.


They used an IVF procedure designed to stop the spread of incurable inherited diseases.

Scientists believe the breakthrough could lead to the first geneticallyengineered children within a few years.

It has provoked an ethical storm, however. Critics say it is a step towards an era of hybrid children and warn that it erodes the sanctity of life.

The technique is intended to help women who carry genetic diseases. It involves transferring healthy DNA from the mother's egg cell into an egg donated by another woman.

Children conceived by the technique would inherit DNA from three sources - their mother, the donor and their father.

The American team who produced the macaque monkeys - named Mito, Tracker, Spindler and Spindy - say the technique could be used to eradicate potentially fatal forms of inherited epilepsy, blindness and heart disease.


www.dailymail.co.uk...

You can see a picture of the twin monkeys in the article.




posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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I think we all have access to the Drudge Report and CNN.com.
Care to add any of your own thoughts and commentary?



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:16 AM
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So let me get this straight.

4 babies. 3 parents. Monkeys. Twins. DNA strands and eggs.

Genetically modified children in our future.


Not a good idea.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by Jesus H Christ
I think we all have access to the Drudge Report and CNN.com.
Care to add any of your own thoughts and commentary?


No, I don't have a view on it off hand, that's why I posted it. To see what others think about it.

I'm still reading some of the comments on the story and when I form an opinion I will add it to the thread.

So your post doesn't make any sense.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by havok
So let me get this straight.

4 babies. 3 parents. Monkeys. Twins. DNA strands and eggs.

Genetically modified children in our future.


Not a good idea.



I'm leaning towards this position.

It's a way to eradicate diseases so that will be appealing.

I think these procedures are inevitable. There's too many of them going on in the areas of genetics. I'm sure many of these technologies are more advanced than what they are saying.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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Didn't the Japanese did it with mice several years ago?

two lines



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 12:11 PM
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I dont have any problems with ensuring Humanity's future through technology. Human beings were meant to be hunter-gatherers and our bodies were designed for that. So the argument that we are not "meant" to be created in this way or that is ridiculous.



[edit on 27-8-2009 by IAF101]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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as long as its not 2 dudes im ok with it.



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