Genetically-modified embryos could be a reality

Under new plans laid out by the British government, UK scientist will soon be able to carry out genetic experiments on human embryos for the first time. Under proposed legislation, researchers would be allowed to alter the genetic blueprint of an embryo up to two weeks old. The government says that this isn't about tailoring perfect babies, but about learning about gene manipulation and inherited disorders. And after 14 days the embryo would be destroyed - never having been implanted in the womb - to ensure it can never grow into a genetically-modified baby. So basically, this testing would be "test tube" children, and if an embryo is made the natural way, there is a ban that prohibits experimentation on it.
(To read more on this controversial subject, read the full article by the Daily Mail's Julie Wheldon.)

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