Baby born with DNA from 3 people

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people.

The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother.

The birth, of a boy, is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. Scientists are scheduled to make a fuller presentation at a meeting next month.

The magazine New Scientist said the baby was born five months ago to Jordanian parents, and that they were treated in Mexico by a team led by Dr. John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center in New York. The technique is not approved in the United States, but Zhang told the magazine, “To save lives is the ethical thing to do.  MORE

18 Comments on Baby born with DNA from 3 people

  1. Only a person who works in Family Court could possibly have this reaction, but I immediately thought, oh, man, child support and custody are gonna be some bitch…….

  2. Perhaps Doctor, the ethical think to do was adopt. You will fuckup sometime doc and this will come back to haunt you just as genetically determining the sexual orientation will destroy the gay community. I know some readers would rejoice at that but remember, like the blacks mot gays prefer to just live their lives quietly and privately.

  3. I’m heading to Mexico so my next son can be born with a prehensile tail. Thank goodness for the genius of the Mexican medical system!

    Just think how hard it will be to keep them out when doc start breeding the next generation with gills or wall-climbing claws…

  4. “To save lives is the ethical thing to do.”

    To tell one person out of “billions and billions” (thanks for the clip, ghost of Carl Sagan) “If you have children, there is a virtual guarantee that at least one of them will have a genetic combination that will cause them to suffer a slow, painful, but very young death – not in spite of, but BECAUSE, you’re such a special, magical, snowflake”, or cash “millions and millions” (thanks for the clip, fake computer “Carl Sagan”) of checks written against “other peoples’ money” (thanks suckers!)?

    I guess I’m just deplorable at medical “ethics”.

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