Sunday, December 19, 2004

Scientists Seek To Create 'three-parent' Babies

This is old news by now, but it is something I sort of kept in reserve, to blog about when I got a round tuit. 

In October of this year (2004), New Scientist et. al. reported that researchers in the UK were developing plans to create human embryos with genetic material from three persons.  Furthermore, recent news reports indicate that scientists are going about creating chimeras, creatures that contain cells from both humans are other animals.  These developments highlight certain moral issues.  Read the rest at The Rest of the Story.