Controversial Therapy : ‘Three-Parent Embryos’

Gretchen Vogel in SCIENCE, 21 February, 2014, explores the ethics of creating a child using DNA from three adult sources (mother, father, egg donor).

 http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/02/fda-considers-trials-three-parent-embryos

CORE is totally opposed to the proposed experiments but we recommend this article as the science is explained in very accessible language and the ethical dilemmas are presented in an unusually objective and frank way, exploring ‘whether the benefit of averting severe disease overrides societal objections to changing the human germline’.

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