IVF: First genetically-modified human embryos ‘could be created in Britain within weeks’
Scientists are about to learn whether their research proposal has been approved by the fertility watchdog
The first genetically-modified human embryos could be created in Britain within weeks according to the scientists who are about to learn whether their research proposal has been approved by the fertility watchdog.
Although it will be illegal to allow the embryos to live beyond 14 days, and be implanted into the womb, the researchers accepted that the research could one day lead to the birth of the first GM babies should the existing ban be lifted for medical reasons.
the world’s first geneticallymodified humans have been created,
The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States was discloused in 2001 and we broke it here on LNM in 2012
So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found
to contain genes from three ‘parents’.
Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey.
The babies were born to women who had problems conceiving. Extra genes from a female donor were inserted into their eggs before they were fertilised in an attempt to enable them to conceive.
Genetic fingerprint tests on two one-year- old children confirm that they have inherited DNA from three adults –two women and one man.
So we already have GMO humans walking among us.