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“Three parent babies”—business as usual?

The UK's fertility watchdog has approved the procedure

By Rebecca Coulson  


“[T]he fact is, society seems already to have accepted, or allowed itself to be persuaded by men in white coats, that making children in labs, flushing unwanted ones down the sink, and experimenting on embryos as if they were just more cell cultures, is all ethically A-OK. It’s not A-OK for myself and many other people, but it would be hypocritical or arbitrary for those who have accepted everything thus far to start twitching the curtains over so-called ‘three parent’ babies”—David Oderberg, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading


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