UK approves three-person babies

Feb 24, 2015 by

By James Gallagher,  BBC News: The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords. The fertility regulator will now decide how to license the procedure to prevent babies inheriting deadly genetic diseases. The first baby could be born as early as 2016. A large majority of MPs in the House of Commons approved “three-person...

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Lord Carey should realise ‘three-parent’ babies are a dangerous experiment

Feb 24, 2015 by

By Philippa Taylor, The Conservative Woman: Lord Carey has decided to make public his views on the creation of three-parent embryos. Or, more specifically, to make public his views on anyone who has the temerity to oppose their creation. These new, treatements will, he assures us, end great suffering and the scientists behind it are trustworthy, responsible, caring and compassionate. In contrast, opponents are irrelevant flat-earthers, trapped in both fear and doubt about medical advances. The...

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Babies from same sex couples now possible following stem cell breakthrough

Feb 24, 2015 by

by Hannah Osborne, IBTimes Same sex couples are a step closer to having babies following a stem cell breakthrough by scientists at Cambridge University and the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Researchers have shown it is possible to make human egg and sperm cells using the skin from two adults of the same sex – meaning lesbian and gay couples could have their own children. The findings could also help men and women who are infertile, scientists noted. Publishing their findings in the journal...

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Three-parent babies risk future of the human race, Italian MPs warn

Feb 23, 2015 by

… but Lord Carey says rejecting law would be ‘unloving’. By Matt Chorley, Mailonline: Three-parent babies risk the future of the human race and put Britain at odds with EU law, politicians from across Europe have warned. MPs from Italy claim the ‘human species as a whole’ will be affected by the controversial technique, while MEPs in Brussels warn it violates ‘human dignity and integrity of the person’. But ahead of a vote on the law in the House of...

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Three-parent children focus now on the Lords

Feb 7, 2015 by

From CARE: On Tuesday, MPs voted in favour of Regulations to permit the creation of three-parent children by 382 votes to 128 (read more about Tuesday’s debate here).  Although this is a large majority, we were encouraged that at least half the MPs present spoke against the regulations which, notably, the Lord Chancellor and Attorney General voted against.  The allocation of just 90 minutes to debate an issue of such importance in the Commons when 90 hours was given to debating fox...

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MP’s say yes to three-person babies

Feb 3, 2015 by

From the BBC website. MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move. The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. In a free vote in the Commons, 382 MPs were in favour and 128 against the technique that stops genetic diseases being passed from mother to child. During the debate, ministers said the technique was “light at the end of a dark tunnel” for...

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