World’s first GM Babies Born

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A Rise Earth Article

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are scientists ways of trying to play gods by artificially tinkering and combining genes of species. If done in harmony with nature and equip with the right knowledge, experimenting with genes of species is not harmful to the integrity of their genes. The problem with modern scientists is that they do not have enough knowledge to mess with genes. Plus, they tend to exploit nature instead of work with it.

The proof that modern scientists do not have enough knowledge to create GMOs that are as good as the originals can be found in the negative effects of genetically modified food (GM food). GM food has been linked to infertility, birth defects, immune disorders, growth and digestive problems, and premature aging.

Companies in the GMO business do not want to do extensive and long term studies on their products because these studies cost a lot of money. In addition, they want to get their final products out on the market as quick as possible so they can make quick profits. By being greedy and irresponsible and not doing extensive and long term studies, the consumers end up being the guinea pigs and suffering from the harmful effects of GMOs.

Genetically modifying human genes has been going on for decades.

The excerpts below claim that the first GMO babies were born recently. However, certain secret factions within governments throughout the world have been tinkering and experimenting with human genes for decades. The results of their experiments have led to the creation of cloned and genetically modified humans. These secret black projects are so secret that most presidents of the world are not even aware of them.

GMO babies and human cloning are going to be more common in the near future unless we stand up and stop allowing ignorant scientists and irresponsible governments to exploit nature with their foolish genetic experiments. Messing with nature without seriously thinking of the consequences could lead to the extinction of many species on Earth, including the human species. If we allow these genetic experiments to go unchecked, mass production of genetically modified humans could become a common thing in the near future.

(DailyMail.co.uk) The world’s first genetically modified humans have been created, it was revealed last night.

The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.

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.

The fact that the children have inherited the extra genes and incorporated them into their ‘germline’ means that they will, in turn, be able to pass them on to their own offspring.
Here is another excerpt of the same article.

John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said: ‘One has tremendous sympathy for couples who suffer infertility problems. But this seems to be a further illustration of the fact that the whole process of in vitro fertilisation as a means of conceiving babies leads to babies being regarded as objects on a production line.

‘It is a further and very worrying step down the wrong road for humanity.’ Professor Cohen and his colleagues diagnosed that the women were infertile because they had defects in tiny structures in their egg cells, called mitochondria.

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World’s first GM babies born
by MICHAEL HANLON, Daily Mail

The world’s first geneticallymodified humans have been created, it was revealed last night.

The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.

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.

The fact that the children have inherited the extra genes and incorporated them into their ‘germline’ means that they will, in turn, be able to pass them on to their own offspring.

Altering the human germline – in effect tinkering with the very make-up of our species – is a technique shunned by the vast majority of the world’s scientists.

Geneticists fear that one day this method could be used to create new races of humans with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high intelligence.

Writing in the journal Human Reproduction, the researchers, led by fertility pioneer Professor Jacques Cohen, say that this ‘is the first case of human germline genetic modification resulting in normal healthy children’.

Some experts severely criticised the experiments. Lord Winston, of the Hammersmith Hospital in West London, told the BBC yesterday: ‘Regarding the treat-ment of the infertile, there is no evidence that this technique is worth doing . . . I am very surprised that it was even carried out at this stage. It would certainly not be allowed in Britain.’

John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said: ‘One has tremendous sympathy for couples who suffer infertility problems. But this seems to be a further illustration of the fact that the whole process of in vitro fertilisation as a means of conceiving babies leads to babies being regarded as objects on a production line.

‘It is a further and very worrying step down the wrong road for humanity.’ Professor Cohen and his colleagues diagnosed that the women were infertile because they had defects in tiny structures in their egg cells, called mitochondria.

They took eggs from donors and, using a fine needle, sucked some of the internal material – containing ‘healthy’ mitochondria – and injected it into eggs from the women wanting to conceive.

Because mitochondria contain genes, the babies resulting from the treatment have inherited DNA from both women. These genes can now be passed down the germline along the maternal line.

A spokesman for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which regulates ‘assisted reproduction’ technology in Britain, said that it would not license the technique here because it involved altering the germline.

Jacques Cohen is regarded as a brilliant but controversial scientist who has pushed the boundaries of assisted reproduction technologies.

He developed a technique which allows infertile men to have their own children, by injecting sperm DNA straight into the egg in the lab.

Prior to this, only infertile women were able to conceive using IVF. Last year, Professor Cohen said that his expertise would allow him to clone children –a prospect treated with horror by the mainstream scientific community.

‘It would be an afternoon’s work for one of my students,’ he said, adding that he had been approached by ‘at least three’ individuals wishing to create a cloned child, but had turned down their requests.

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  1. Honestly, to each their own and I know this is a very sensitive subject. But if a woman cannot conceive her own child due to infertility problems, then I see no problem in this even if other people do. Our race is always evolving and I have no qualms with that,

    Cloning on the other hand… I do have reservations about. And it reminds me of the movie Splice.

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    1. I agree. It just angers me that GMO has to get their fingers into this. It’s bad enough that they modify our food, but babies too/ That’s going a little too far for me. What about these children being born with 3 or more DNA lines? Will this affect them in later years? What about their children, and their children, and their children as the DNA multiplies in each child? It is like a movie, and I, for one, wonder if some of the movies are not too far off to the truth?

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