It’s another first for the UK, we are to become the FIRST country in the world to permit “the creation of babies using the DNA of three people”
The UK looks set to become the first country to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people, after the government backed the IVF technique. It will produce draft regulations later this year and the procedure could be offered within two years. Experts say three-person IVF could eliminate debilitating and potentially fatal mitochondrial diseases that are passed on from mother to child.
The problem with science is that it has no morality and THAT has dangers inherent in it. I’m with Dr David King, the director of Human Genetics Alert, who points out:
“These techniques are unnecessary and unsafe and were in fact rejected by the majority of consultation responses. It is a disaster that the decision to cross the line that will eventually lead to a eugenic designer baby market should be taken on the basis of an utterly biased and inadequate consultation.”
One of the main concerns raised in the HFEA’s public consultation was of a “slippery slope” which could lead to other forms of genetic modification.
Rightly so. Just because we CAN do something does not mean we SHOULD do something.