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    MPs say yes to three-person babies

    MPs say yes to three-person babies

    James Gallagher
    By James Gallagher
    Health editor, BBC News website



    MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.

    In a free vote in the Commons, 382 were in favour and 128 against the technique that prevents deadly genetic diseases being passed from mother to child.

    During the debate, ministers said the technique was "light at the end of a dark tunnel" for families.

    The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.

    A further vote is required in the House of Lords. It everything goes ahead then the first such baby could be born next year.

    Life-saving
    The technique, which was developed in Newcastle, should help women like Sharon Bernardi, from Sunderland, who lost all seven of her children to mitochondrial disease.
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    Seems reasonable to me, when done in this limited fashion. Science wins again.
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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Next step, designer babies.

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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    BBC News - MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Seems reasonable to me, when done in this limited fashion. Science wins again.
    Just wait until the third person gets sued for child support
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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Just wait until the third person gets sued for child support
    In this case, they'd have to pay 0.01%(actually probably even less) according to their DNA contribution. Probably not worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    BBC News - MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Seems reasonable to me, when done in this limited fashion. Science wins again.
    Does the kid have the right to know all three parents? And does the girl donor have responsibility for maintenance, if the other parents die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    In this case, they'd have to pay 0.01%(actually probably even less) according to their DNA contribution. Probably not worth it.
    You mean, if the other parents die, the tax payer takes the hit?

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    A dangerous precedent as it makes it legal and considered ethical to construct perfect dna. Nearly everything is inherited, so anything less than perfection would justify alteration.

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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Does the kid have the right to know all three parents? And does the girl donor have responsibility for maintenance, if the other parents die?
    Legally speaking I see no reason for it to be any different to existing structures for egg donation.

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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    A dangerous precedent as it makes it legal and considered ethical to construct perfect dna. Nearly everything is inherited, so anything less than perfection would justify alteration.
    That presupposes an objective "perfection".

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    Re: MPs say yes to three-person babies

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    Legally speaking I see no reason for it to be any different to existing structures for egg donation.
    In the case ot egg donations it depends on the jurisdiction who must pay.

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