Embryos Created With DNA From 3 People

Feb 05, 2008

(AP) -- British scientists have created human embryos containing DNA from two women and one man, a procedure that could potentially prevent conditions including epilepsy, diabetes and heart failure.



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TomJames
not rated yet Feb 05, 2008
Father, Mother, and ... what?

Surrogate? Birth Mum? It'd be nice if a new word was invented to describe the egg-donor that wasn't as emotionally charged as "surrogate" and more special-sounding than "birth mum."

Ideas anyone?
Corvidae
not rated yet Feb 05, 2008
Which woman would they put the egg back in to? And would it matter?

Either way, there's still a lot to learn about how DNA talks to the rest of the cell before using this to create a person. Mitochondria has a FAR more stable genetic structure than the rest of our DNA and it always stays with the female line. Who knows what side effects it would get from swapping from one set of female nuclear DNA to another.

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