Genetic Engineering Creates Babies with 3 Biological Parents

Genetic Engineering Creates Babies with 3 Biological Parents

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Babies are being born with DNA of 3 Parents
Babies are being born with DNA of 3 Parents

Genetic engineering has become so advanced that it can create a baby with 3 biological parents.

In a flurry of controversy, a baby girl was born on January 5th this year, in Kiev in the Ukraine, who has the DNA of 3 separate parents. Another baby boy was born five months ago in New York who also has the genetic makeup of 3 different parents. Doctors and scientists appear to be starting to cross the boundaries of ethics to create designer children for desperate couples.

Doctors and scientists appear to be starting to cross the boundaries of ethics. They can now indulge in the use of genetic engineering to create designer children for desperate couples.

In a procedure that is banned in the US, a grief-stricken Jordanian husband and wife sought the assistance of the radical Dr. John Zhang from the New Hope Fertility Center in New York. He arranged for permission to carry out controversial human embryo manipulation in Mexico, to create a designer baby that would, he hoped, not die at a young age as the couple’s earlier children had – they had previously lost one at the age of 6, and another at the age of 8 months.

Dr. Zhang arranged for permission to carry out controversial human embryo manipulation in Mexico, to create a designer baby that would, he hoped, not die at a young age as the couple’s earlier children had. Previously, they had lost one at the age of 6, and another at the age of 8 months.

These children had suffered from a disease carried by the mother’s mitochondrial DNA called Leigh Syndrome, which is a rare and deadly genetic neurometabolic disorder. Dr. Zhang took the nuclear DNA out of the donor mother’s cell, which contained healthy mitochondria DNA, and transferred the nuclear DNA from the mother into that donor egg.

Mitochondrial DNA Inheritance

Dr. Zhang took the nuclear DNA out of the donor mother’s cell, which contained healthy mitochondrial DNA, and transferred the nuclear DNA from the mother into that donor egg.

The father’s sperm then fertilized it. It means that the child has traces of DNA that will remain from the donor mother, as well as both its parents.

 

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