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FDA warns doctors: Stop pushing “three parent” fertilization

A controversial fertilization procedure is being banned by the Trump administration for displaying a disgusting lack of respect for a human embryo. Informally known as three-parent IVF, this implantation process destroys two embryos to create a viable egg cell which is then fertilized by a single sperm. The technique was initially created to prevent rare genetic disorders and treat infertility. The procedure is technically called mitochondrial replacement technology (MRT) and has, since its introduction, opened a can of worms. Many questions have been raised on creating genetically-modified babies to suit a parent’s needs. There is no assurance that MRT will not be used for cosmetic or even military reasons.  Read more...
 
 

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