Heather Has Two Mommies
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…