A promising way to stop a deadly disease, or an uncomfortable step toward eugenics?

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    Feb 27, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/26/health/ivf-mitochondria/index.html?sr=fb022614threeparentbabies9p


    Eugenics is about creating a superior race. This isn't about that. It's about creating healthy babies.


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    Feb 27, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    Just wait until we start doing cross species breeding with multiple parents. Then we'll see who's queen bee.icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif
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    Feb 27, 2014 2:45 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidJust wait until we start doing cross species breeding with multiple parents. Then we'll see who's queen bee.icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif


    You mean like The Island Of DR Monreau?
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    Feb 27, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
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    Xavier92 saidhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/26/health/ivf-mitochondria/index.html?sr=fb022614threeparentbabies9p


    Eugenics is about creating a superior race. This isn't about that. It's about creating healthy babies.


    Thoughts?




    I heard this story on "Ground Zero" radio show last night. Interesting topic - and a very interesting show, kind of like "Coast to Coast" used to be when Art Bell was hosting.


    This isn't scifi or supernatural. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 27, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    "Mitochondrial disorders are inherited from the mother." It sounds like what they're doing is allowing the baby to develop without these disorders. But it also sounds like the offspring still have the gene and can pass it on?

    It's too bad that when the parents know that they can pass on some genetic disorder that they don't simply elect to adopt instead of having their own kids.

    See for example Huntington's disease. It boggles my mind that people who have a parent with that will go ahead and have children and not get themselves tested.