Saturday, October 1, 2016

Eugenics Lives: First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

The procedure was done in Mexico because is illegal in the U.S. However, the genetic modification genie has been let out of the bottle. Don’t think for a single minute that Eugenics is not alive and well on planet earth! ⁃ TN Editor

It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.”

The controversial technique, which allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies, has only been legally approved in the UK. But the birth of the child, whose Jordanian parents were treated by a US-based team in Mexico, should fast-forward progress around the world, say embryologists.

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