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and baby makes three-point-five

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 08, 2005

More designer genes in the UK.

UK scientists have won permission to create a human embryo that will have genetic material from two mothers. The Newcastle University team will transfer genetic material created when an egg and sperm fuse into another woman's egg. The groundbreaking work aims to prevent mothers from passing certain genetic diseases on to their unborn babies.

The usual objections were tabled.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 09, 2005 8:32 AM ET USA

    Maleness has been a problem with the British elite for a while, doesn't surprise me.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 09, 2005 1:21 AM ET USA

    Some of Joanna Russ' SF stories are set in a world without male human beings: reproduction is done by merging the ova of two women. It's an interesting hypothesis which might come true. Unfortunately, the Church's only sacrament in a world without men would be Baptism (as it was with Japanese crypto-Catholics between the late 17th century and mid-19th century). However, I get the impression that Ms. Russ does not have the survival of the Catholic Church as a priority in her fiction :-)

  • Posted by: - Sep. 08, 2005 11:12 PM ET USA

    Do "certain genetic diseases" include maleness?

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 08, 2005 8:15 PM ET USA

    who'd they win "permission" from? the devil?

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