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DonShula84
02-05-2008, 12:24 PM
LONDON - British scientists say they have created human embryos containing DNA from two women and a man in a procedure that researchers hope might be used one day to produce embryos free of inherited diseases.

Though the preliminary research has raised concerns about the possibility of genetically modified babies, the scientists say that the embryos are still only primarily the product of one man and one woman.


"We are not trying to alter genes, we're just trying to swap a small proportion of the bad ones for some good ones," said Patrick Chinnery, a professor of neurogenetics at Newcastle University involved in the research.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080205/ap_on_sc/embryo_research

MoFinz
02-05-2008, 12:26 PM
slippery slope

Dolphan7
02-05-2008, 01:55 PM
Reminds me of........The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Pagan
02-05-2008, 02:10 PM
I want a Hyena Man as a pet! :D

Mike13
02-06-2008, 01:47 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/WHERE_IS_YOUR_GOD_NOW-1.jpg

Regan21286
02-06-2008, 02:20 AM
Stuff like that would be hard to do in the US with all the negative fervor and such.

Megatron
02-06-2008, 12:30 PM
Stuff like that would be hard to do in the US with all the negative fervor and such. That's unfortunate for the USA, because you will lose some smart people to other parts of the world so they can take part in such research.

Celtkin
02-06-2008, 12:41 PM
Stuff like that would be hard to do in the US with all the negative fervor and such.

It's just a matter of time, IMO. As I recall, there was quite a fervor over in vitro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilization) fertilization when it first happened but now the process is widely accepted.

Regan21286
02-06-2008, 02:56 PM
That's unfortunate for the USA, because you will lose some smart people to other parts of the world so they can take part in such research.

Not quite. With the advent of the Internet and video conferencing, researchers can "outsource" those types of research that might be controversial here to a graduate assistant or so overseas where there's not that much.


It's just a matter of time, IMO. As I recall, there was quite a fervor over in vitro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilization) fertilization when it first happened but now the process is widely accepted.

I think so too, but I expect this one to be a bit more vocal and maybe even more violent before it becomes accepted.

BAMAPHIN 22
02-07-2008, 01:19 AM
British scientists say they have created human embryos containing DNA from two women and a man in a procedure that researchers hope might be used one day to produce embryos free of inherited diseases

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/06/tech/main3798448.shtml