The First Genetically Modified Human Embryo: Advance or Abomination?

first genetically modified embryo

Scientists have created what is believed to be the first genetically modified (GM) human embryo.

A team from Cornell University in New York produced the GM embryo to study how early cells and diseases develop. It was destroyed after five days.

The British regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), has warned that such controversial experiments cause ‘large ethical and public interest issues’.

Full Story: Times Online

(via Wired Science)

We live in exciting times.

5 Comments

  1. I would like someone to explain this to me someday: what does it matter if it is unethical? How is it that they can make things illegal based on it’s supposed “ethical-ness”?

  2. ultraviolet.
    G.V, crime pays.

  3. Could’ve been a hero to his classmates. We’ll never know.

  4. Did it have a soul?

  5. A soul costs more.

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