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(Medical Xpress)   Menage-a-IVF could be legal in the UK in just a few more trimesters   (medicalxpress.com) divider line 19
    More: Interesting, IVF, mitochondrial diseases, King's College, professional organizations, human fertilization, muscle weakness, genetic modifications  
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2014-07-23 05:14:51 PM  
In related news: custody battles just got WAY more complicated.
 
2014-07-23 05:23:31 PM  

fusillade762: In related news: custody battles just got WAY more complicated.


I can't even imagine.
I don't even want to imagine.
 
2014-07-23 05:52:41 PM  
Just imagine the day in the not-so-distant future when several people are able to pool their DNA to make a baby.
Sort of a conception by bukkake, if you will.
 
2014-07-23 06:04:42 PM  
Eh, they're just replacing the mitochondria of women with mitochondrial diseases with mitochondria from women who are healthy.  There's only like a dozen or so different sets of mitochondrial lineages, so it doesn't make that much difference.
 
2014-07-23 07:21:45 PM  

El Dudereno: Just imagine the day in the not-so-distant future when several people are able to pool their DNA to make a baby.
Sort of a conception by bukkake, if you will.


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2014-07-23 07:36:32 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Eh, they're just replacing the mitochondria of women with mitochondrial diseases with mitochondria from women who are healthy.  There's only like a dozen or so different sets of mitochondrial lineages, so it doesn't make that much difference.


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2014-07-23 07:39:52 PM  
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2014-07-23 08:22:34 PM  
If mito-mom is Jewish, is the baby now Jewish by default?
 
2014-07-23 09:01:47 PM  
Does the article ask questions it's going to answer itself? It sure does. Do readers find this annoying? Many do.
 
2014-07-23 09:22:03 PM  
Preachers and lawyers are already making plans for how they will spend the insane amount of money they're going to make over things like this. Political, legal and religious institutions are by their very nature ill-equipped to deal with rapid advances in knowledge and its application. Genetics will have an impact on human civilization and the natural world that will make climate change and "the internet of things" distant runners-up when the history of the 21st century is written.
 
2014-07-23 11:27:11 PM  

El Dudereno: Just imagine the day in the not-so-distant future when several people are able to pool their DNA to make a baby.
Sort of a conception by bukkake, if you will.


Never let me go.
 
2014-07-23 11:29:02 PM  
Scientists can create stem cells from skin cells. Scientists can also create egg and sperm cells from stem cells...

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/tech-researchers-make-sperm-and - eggs-from-adult-skin-cells-082613
 
2014-07-24 01:33:21 AM  
I get that you don't want a baby to be born with mitochondrial disease if you can avoid it, but this just seems stupid. If you already know your genes are defective and also want a baby, adopt or get an egg donor.

...or am I fundamentally misunderstanding something here?
 
2014-07-24 02:59:12 AM  
I'd bet that in the history of human beings, there have been a few here and there that have had three parents.

We know that some humans are chimeras: they are the result of two fertlilized eggs fusing and growing into a single human.  I believe in all known cases it's two eggs fertilized by sperm from the same man.  If two eggs fertilzed by different fathers were ever to merge, you'd expect that it wouldn't grow into a viable human.

But... you'd also have to expect that very rarely a chimera with two fathers would be viable.
 
2014-07-24 04:56:11 AM  

aerojockey: I'd bet that in the history of human beings, there have been a few here and there that have had three parents.

We know that some humans are chimeras: they are the result of two fertlilized eggs fusing and growing into a single human.  I believe in all known cases it's two eggs fertilized by sperm from the same man.  If two eggs fertilzed by different fathers were ever to merge, you'd expect that it wouldn't grow into a viable human.

But... you'd also have to expect that very rarely a chimera with two fathers would be viable.


Let's see if we can make it happen... for science. We'll need a ready supply of science minded women willing to prostrate themselves before the altar of science... for science.

/did I stress enough that this is purely for science, and nothing else?
 
2014-07-24 06:15:51 AM  

aerojockey: I'd bet that in the history of human beings, there have been a few here and there that have had three parents.

We know that some humans are chimeras: they are the result of two fertlilized eggs fusing and growing into a single human.  I believe in all known cases it's two eggs fertilized by sperm from the same man.  If two eggs fertilzed by different fathers were ever to merge, you'd expect that it wouldn't grow into a viable human.

But... you'd also have to expect that very rarely a chimera with two fathers would be viable.


If i'm not mistaken, there are cases of these in existence right now.
 
2014-07-24 07:29:46 AM  
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I've seen this movie.
 
2014-07-24 09:14:25 AM  
If your genes prevent you from reproducing, just adopt instead of jumping through all these hoops to make a designer baby in a lab.
Unless you have super powers or something that are worth keeping in the gene pool.
 
2014-07-24 09:18:04 PM  
So would a human chimp chimera be possible?
 
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