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June 28, 2013 - 6:12 am

Wild medical news out of the UK:

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.

Keep in mind the third “parent” would be providing only mitochondrial DNA for the treatment of mitochondrial disease, and not any of the cell DNA that actually makes a person.

Still, I did just finish rereading Brave New World and that is set mostly in Britain…

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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And soon, several species of them. The Navy needs frogmen( frogpersons).
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Strange how "progressives" may hail this as a great scientific breakthrough while most or many of them cite the possible hazards of GMO's (genetically modified organisms or "Frankenfoods") and work to prohibit their use in countries experiencing chronic food shortages, such as in Africa. But "progressives" seem to possess a curious set of ethics: experimentation on and genetic manipulations of animals - BAD! Experimentation on and genetic manipulations of human embryos - GOOD! (or at least OK)
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That's because playing God with human embryos involves destroying most of the ones you're playing with.

It's not muh, but it's enough for them to get their jollies.
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