1264 users online (287 members and 977 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Oh Captain, My Captain
    Posts
    28,051

    Human embryos created in Britain

    DNA was used from three different people to create some embryos in Great Britain. The focus of the experiment is to see whether "bad genes" like those of inherited defects can be replaced with "good genes" from a third party. The embryos are not considered "genetically engineered" because they are substantially of one man and one woman...

    And I quote, "I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman!"

    I guess it all depends on what your definitions are...

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080205/...cDmU3PqcKs0NUE

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    MD 'burbs of Washington DC
    Posts
    5,902
    So now we brace for the first wave of designer babies?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    Sometimes I think we mess too much with nature.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    11,212
    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Sometimes I think we mess too much with nature.
    Oh I agree dingo!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    16,026
    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Sometimes I think we mess too much with nature.
    It's an interesting thing - to be sure. Science "advances" us but is there ever a time to say "Stop." Knowing man's thirst for knowledge and experience, I doubt it.

    On one hand, I can understand people who won't let doctors do anything medical to save them and on the other hand I think "Well - a Greater Authority gave us those methods of salvation - shouldn't we take advantage?"

    On one hand, I think "That's wonderful that we can clone a human embryo - think of all the people who suffer that could one day be saved from that," and on the other hand, I think, "Why fiddle with Life?"

    But if we didn't fiddle, we wouldn't have vaccinnes, antibiotics, etc...etc...

    The debate on science and morality and ethics is fascinating to me, but I don't have a clear view of my own opinions. In the final analysis, the body is only a temporary home for us, so what lengths should we reasonably go to to keep it alive and healthy?

    In the end, I would love to see more science focus on mental/spiritual issues - ultimately, they matter more to me than matter! But then again - perhaps the three are all so connected that that's a short-sighted view. Every thought I have on the subject just leads to another question!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,459
    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Sometimes I think we mess too much with nature.
    I couldn't agree more, dingo!!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
    Posts
    1,097
    I agree that its getting to be too much but if it can save people from suffering then I am torn.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    Im all for finding cures for cancer ,aids and such but its all this cloning and building super embroys stuff that frightens me.



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 36
    Last Post: 06-09-2015, 09:27 PM
  2. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 07-11-2013, 03:43 AM
  3. British Researchers Create Human-Animal Hybrid Embryos
    By Taximom in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-03-2008, 12:29 AM