Wth???!!! Crazy!

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  1. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    Scientists win right to create human embryo with three genetic parents




    First, an egg from a woman carrying mitochondrial defects will be fertilised in vitro using her partner’s sperm. At the point of fertilisation, two “pronuclei” containing genetic material from the mother and father will be removed, and injected into an unfertilised egg from which the nucleus has been removed.

    This donated egg will contain healthy mitochondria, but none of the nuclear DNA that makes up most of the human genetic code.

    But mitochondria contain 37 genes, so the embryo will have been created with a genetic contribution from three individuals — the father, the mother who provided the nucleus, and the donor who provided the mitochondria. If the embryo grows into an adult woman, she would pass on the donated mitochondria to any children of her own, raising concerns about germ-line genetic manipulation.

    link for more:
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1772135,00.html
     
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  3. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Gives a whole new meaning to nuclear family :doh:
     
  4. Tom'sGirl

    Tom'sGirl Former Member

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    Did I miss something, what does this have to do with Katrina???

    Just wondering :confused:
     
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    Details Former Member

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    This isn't the Katrina forum, it's the Up to the minute - for news and hot stories like that.

    I suppose I don't see the problem here - a creative situation to someone being unable to have a child. Kinda unnecessary - there's so many children out there who need families - but some people need it to be their own.
     

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