Scientists get ‘gene editing’ go-ahead

UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos.

It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it.

The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to provide a deeper understanding of the earliest moments of human life.

It will be illegal for the scientists to implant the modified embryos into a woman.

But the field is attracting controversy over concerns it is opening the door to designer – or GM – babies.

  • Physics grad

    Ah the slippery slope again. How long before these left wing nazi types try to engineer out being a conservative or creating a more compliant worker drone class to replace us all?

    • Exile1981

      No more whites?I see them getting rid of all skin colors but one.

  • Ottawa Eyes

    Britain must see the necessity of this because of the high rates of birth deformities among some communities that is costing the NHS and taxpayers billions every year.

    I can’t say what communities are having this problem, or if they are immigrant communities, or Muslim communities, only that these communities encourage first cousin marriages.

    • That child was beaten.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Maybe, but what happened to his hair then?

        • Infant.

          Anyone who hits a kid like that should be stomped on.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’d settle for a straight-out killing.
            When it comes to crimes against children and the elderly, I’m pretty quick on the trigger.

          • Let the b@$#@rd suffer for a bit.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I didn’t say I’d kill ’em fast.

          • Oh, well, okay.

  • Clink9