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Mitochondrial Replacement

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

The British Embryo Authority and the Chamber of Eugenics

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

The genetic design of future offspring, even with the limited objective of making these future children more "normal," will open the door to attempts to pick and choose other characteristics.