Scientist team creates first GM human embryo

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by Sarah-Kate Templeton
The Sunday Times
May 11, 2008

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”.

News of the development comes days before MPs are to debate legislation that would allow scientists to use similar techniques in this country.

The effects of changing an embryo would be permanent. Genes added to embryos or reproductive cells, such as sperm, will affect all cells in the body and will be passed on to future generations.


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4 thoughts on “Scientist team creates first GM human embryo

  1. Thanks for this post. I just wanted to share a really great site that posts info about GMO’s…

    I just read an interesting article by them about genetically modified mosquitoes…to get rid of dengue…a ‘technique’ called Sterile Insect Technique…

    So much nutty stuff going on with this genetic business…

  2. This strikes all too much of Brave New World. The world is over-populated right now. GMO humans will be another movement for eugenics. GMOs are destroying plant life, and now they want to polluter and ultimately destroy human life. “This is the way the world end. This is the way the world end–not with a bang, but with a whimper.

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