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British Babies Can Now Have TWO Mothers and ONE Father

21st Century Wire says…

Oh, the joys of parenting in a brave new world. In the age of science, anything may truly be possible. But, does that mean it should be done?

Britain is the first country in the world to use the “technique that stops genetic diseases being passed from mother to child”.

PM David Cameron assures us it is “just making sure that two parents who want a healthy baby can have one”, which we struggle to accept as he has shown he prefers to save money than keep people healthy.

Biomedical advancement should be a key driving force in world development, but where, when and how do we draw an ethical line in the sand? Should ethics ever get in the way of science? Whose ethical opinion counts and whose does not?

Leave us your comments, we are interested to hear opinions on this thought-provoking debate.

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MPs say yes to three-person babies


James Gallagher

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 families.

A further vote is required in the House of Lords. It everything goes ahead then the first such baby could be born next year.

Proponents said the backing was “good news for progressive medicine” but critics say they will continue to fight against the technique that they say raises too many ethical and safety concerns…

Read the full story at the BBC

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