Sunday, June 30, 2013

Three Person IVF Procedure is to Prevent Mitochondrial Disease not to Fight with God

Genetic research is going on from Harvard, Pennsylvania to Oxford in UK. But Britain takes credit to offer first official approval of carrying out three person IVF trial on ground. Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies explains the concept is purely a medical advancement in human evolution. It has nothing to do with our religion or God.
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Sally says that every person stick to their religion. But under science, we need to prevent our generations from dangerous diseases such as Mitochondrial. It transfers from parents to children and alone in UK 10-20 kids die with it.

The era has changed and with it our resources to take such type of diseases and remove from our heritage lines. A patient Rachel Kean (with MELAS Syndrome) talks to BBC News that the procedure is service to humanity and will save 10 lives each year.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Britain Government is Supporting One Man and Two Women Embryos to Make One Baby to Remove Genetic Disease Mitochondrial

Genetic engineering is in process worldwide but United States and Britain has been experimenting on advanced level. In their laboratories scientists are experimenting to produce a child by combing chromosomes of three men into one woman. Mitochondrial is a disease that cannot be cured and transfers from parent to children and goes on. One out of 6500 dies every year from it.

These modified embryos are inserted into woman ovary for fertility. It is first time to go in world and Britain government is supporting it officially. Many NGOs are opposing it as an intervention in natural process that can lead to engineered babies or designer babies.

Photo Credits: India Today
The IVF process is manipulated by combining genes from donor female, mother and father. According to India Today, Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer) said that Britain scientists have overcomes the natural process that transfers disease genetically. And now we can stop it using DNA swapping.

On international ground, David King (Director of Human Genetics) opposed the idea and said that it is under development and experiments at this stage are dangerous. We should wait few more years to have more concise grounds and technologies.