The Dawn of Designer Babies

By Tim ChalliesMatters of Life & Death (Revised)

The headline says it all: “The Dawn of the Designer Babies.” Scientists have developed a new technology meant to eliminate genetic abnormalities in newborns. They do this by combining the DNA of three people instead of only two. The procedure has been successfully tested in monkeys and now the FDA is considering whether the trial should expand to humans. At first the procedure would be available only to women who are likely to pass on debilitating genetic diseases to their children. After that? Well, we can only imagine……

According to issues facing christians todaythe resulting child would inherit the mother’s nucleus DNA — which contains most inherited traits like eye colour and height — but the donor’s healthy mitochondrial DNA.”



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