posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 10:46 AM
It seems that GM babies are already a reality..
The U.K.'s Daily Mail; however, reported recently that similar GMO babies are already in existence, having been created using similar techniques in
women with fertility problems. According to that particular report, at least two babies born using gene-splicing techniques have already been
confirmed to possess genes from three different parents, one father and two mothers.
"The fact that the children have inherited the extra genes and incorporated them into their 'germline' means that they will, in turn, be able to
pass them on to their own offspring," wrote Michael Hanlon about the issue. "Altering the human germline -- in effect tinkering with the very
make-up of our species ... could be used to create new races of humans with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high
I can't imagine why anyone would think that altering the natural germline of the human species is a good thing.
But is this genetic manipulation of the human genome safe and ethical? The answer to this, just like to all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), is
a resounding no, as nobody knows for sure what the long-term effects of vandalizing human genes really are until after the irreversible process has
been set into motion. And yet this has not stopped OHSU researchers nor their British predecessors who conducted similar experiments back in 2008 from
engaging in the abominable practice under the guise of supposedly preventing incurable diseases.
IMHO, any GM humans produced should be made sterile. We've already seen major problems from GM crops.
Honestly, I'm glad that I probably won't live long enough to see this....