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Britain moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

Britain moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to "designer babies." The U.K.'s House of Commons voted 382-178 in favor of legislation to license these experiments. If approved in the House of Lords, Britain would become the world's first nation to allow genetic modifications in human embryos. "This is a bold step to take, but it is a considered and informed step," Health Minister Jane Ellison told the Commons. The technology is completely different from...

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