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    FDA panel debates technique that would create embryos with three genetic parents

    Food and Drug Administration panel is focused on a procedure that scientists think could help women who carry DNA mutations for conditions such as blindness and epilepsy.
    The process would let them have children without passing on those defects. government advisory committee began debating a new technique that combines DNA from three people to create embryos free of certain inherited diseases

    The technology involves taking defective mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouses, from a mother’s egg and replacing them with healthy mitochondria from another woman.
    After being fertilized by the father’s sperm in a lab, the egg would be implanted in the mother, and the pregnancy could progress normally.

    The FDA’s announcement several months ago that it would hold a public hearing on the subject elicited an outcry from scientists, ethicists and religious groups, who say the technology raises grave safety concerns and could open the door to creating “designer” babies, whose eye color, intelligence and other characteristics are selected by parents.
    FDA panel debates technique that would create embryos with three genetic parents - The Washington Post
    so is this a slippery slope? Or is it just a" better baby?"

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    Re: genetically modified babies (WAPO)

    Heya AT. These people in Oregon now want to do this. The major concern would be designer babies.

    My thought is.....they say they wouldn't do so. Yet if we have such a capability. Then the questioned should be asked to those doing this. Why wouldn't you? Especially knowing you could make a human from scratch to be faster, and stronger, and in essence superior to any Human born naturally.

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    Re: genetically modified babies (WAPO)

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    Slippery slope, at about a 60 degree angle.....
    Building block or stumbling block.... choose.

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    Re: genetically modified babies (WAPO)

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya AT. These people in Oregon now want to do this. The major concern would be designer babies.

    My thought is.....they say they wouldn't do so. Yet if we have such a capability. Then the questioned should be asked to those doing this. Why wouldn't you? Especially knowing you could make a human from scratch to be faster, and stronger, and in essence superior to any Human born naturally.
    it's dangerous to narrow a gene pool, start producing blue eyed blondes for ex -and you are using so called "recessive genes" (as opposed to dominate genes), more which skews the futher generations' gene pool.

    Theere are laws that do/can prohibit this - the defective mitochondria don't seem problematic, but start changing chromosomes to produce new phenotypes, is not a good idea at all

    ( phenotypes are the outcome or what the child develops into, as the nuclease of the cells ( sperm/egg) combine during reproduction)

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    Re: genetically modified babies (WAPO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    We been down that road before.

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    Re: genetically modified babies (WAPO)

    I've got no issue with it.

    "Slippery Slope" is not a reason, in and of itself, not to go forward with something.

    Using science to reduce or eliminate the chance of a child being born with disabilities is not a problem in my mind.

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    Re: FDA panel debates technique that would create embryos with three genetic parents

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post

    I'm absolutely against it. We live in a Corporate world and the next step would be to create good worker babies for the labor force. No way. If it can be corrupted, it will definitely be corrupted in the good ol' USA. "What's good for business is good for America," that old Republican mantra. The key word is "business."

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    Re: FDA panel debates technique that would create embryos with three genetic parents

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I'm absolutely against it. We live in a Corporate world and the next step would be to create good worker babies for the labor force. No way. If it can be corrupted, it will definitely be corrupted in the good ol' USA. "What's good for business is good for America," that old Republican mantra. The key word is "business."
    law of so called "unintended consequences" / build a better baby ...yep

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    Re: genetically modified babies (WAPO)

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya AT. These people in Oregon now want to do this. The major concern would be designer babies.

    My thought is.....they say they wouldn't do so. Yet if we have such a capability. Then the questioned should be asked to those doing this. Why wouldn't you? Especially knowing you could make a human from scratch to be faster, and stronger, and in essence superior to any Human born naturally.
    This is great for women and lawyers, they find two male suckers to donate sperm then hit them with paternity suits. Wow, two checks in the mail every month for 18 years.
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