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Babies With Dna From 3 Parents

Altering Genetic Material: A Line That Must Not Be Crossed

Ruth Macklin | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

Editing the genes of human embryos -- or fertilized eggs -- to eradicate a heritable disease should not be attempted.

The '3-Parent' Ruling: Debating the Ethics

Ruth Macklin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

If safety concerns can be laid to rest, what other ethical objections have been raised about the use of this technique? And is any of those objections ethically persuasive?

Making Sense of Mitochondrial Disease Prevention by 'Three Parent IVF'

Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D.

The British approach to the novel implementation of mitochondrial replacement therapy, with extensive public involvement and careful, measured scientific review, may serve as an example for the United States and rest of the world.