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Old 06-30-2012, 01:34 AM
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In a developing story, the Daily Mail is now reporting that the very first (admitted) group of genetically modified babies have been ‘created’ in the United States. The scientists involved reportedly announced the result on the night of June 27th, stating that 30 babies were born using genetic modification techniques. Furthermore, 2 of the babies tested were found to contain genes from a total of 3 different parents. The experiment also lasted over 3 years or more according to the researchers, which may be one of many.

The ‘GM babies’ were born into women who had trouble conceiving their own children. In order to ‘birth’ the babies, extra genes from a female donor were inserted into the women’s eggs before they were fertilized. After conception, scientists fingerprinted 2 of the one-year-old children and confirmed that they inherited DNA from 3 adults — one man and 2 women. What this means is that due to inheriting these extra genes through the genetic modification process, they will now be able to pass them along to their offspring. In other words, these genetically modified babies — if allowed to mate with non-GM humans — could potentially alter the very genetic coding of generations to come.

Genetecists state that this genetic modification method may one day be used to create babies “with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high intelligence.”

The news comes after it was previously reported by British scientists that scientists were creating human-animal ‘monsters’. Such reports highlight the fact that rampant genetic experimentation is already taking place on many humans around the world, which has led a large number of scientists to call for new rules regarding the outlandish practice. Chinese scientists have already admittedly inserted human stem cells into goat fetuses, and United States researchers have actively researched the concept of engineering a mouse with human brain cells.

Many experts are now speaking out against the announcement, including leading fertility experts and major organizations. John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said:

"It is a further and very worrying step down the wrong road for humanity."

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Re: World’s First Genetically Modified Babies ‘Created’ in US

I am not as aghast at the prospect of genetically modified children as I once was. A person does need to rely on the honor of scientists (not too smart) but I cannot see how this can be stopped.

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That's insane. The things they can do these days eh. I want to know more about these human / animal 'monsters' being created in labs!

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Behold the new race. We'll be obsolete soon.

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Behold the new race. We'll be obsolete soon.
I wouldn't be so sure, science fiction tells us anything that comes out of a lab is either sterile or turns into a mutant murdering psychopath monster.

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We knew it was coming... Remember these words?: we can build him faster, stronger, better. Since the day they announced the arrival of dolly this has been the goal. Somehow I find this more acceptable than cows gen mod to produce human milk. Eventually, hand picking the qualities thAt u want your infant to be born with will be the norm, only poor folks will produce children the old fashioned way.

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All this research $ inventing new kinds of human babies while the world still cant feed some of the regular ones.

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I'm glad i wont be around to see it.

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