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    LONDON - Britain has granted permission to scientists to create a human embryo with genetic material from two mothers, officials said.

    Scientists from Britain's Newcastle University plan to transfer the pro-nuclei the components of a nucleus of a human embryo by a man and woman into an unfertilized egg from another woman to prevent mothers passing certain genetic diseases to their unborn babies.

    The application was initially rejected because of legislation prohibiting the alteration of the genetic structure of a cell while it is forming part of an embryo, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority said in a statement Thursday. The authority is a government body that regulates fertility treatment and research.

    The scientists eventually were given permission after reviewing the legislation.

    The research could eventually lead to techniques that might prevent the transmission of genetic defects, researchers say.

    "While the proposed technique has been found to be safe in animal embryos, it will be very important to determine whether it can safely be used in human eggs," university spokesman Mick Warwicker said.

    No treatment exists for mitochondrial diseases, which arise from DNA outside the nucleus and are inherited separately from DNA in the nucleus.

    The research does not involve human cloning. It would use normal IVF procedures, but before the sperm and egg fused, components would be implanted into a healthy female egg.

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    :p

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    Proof Jonno needs a new job.


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    i have lesbian friends who will find this information very very interesting. Almost beautiful.
    The necesity of sperm donors and their "side effects" will be removed with this.
    It is actually a very liberal scientific achievement.
    on the other side yes i can imagine the fear in men but why worry dudes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%
    i have lesbian friends who will find this information very very interesting. Almost beautiful.
    The necesity of sperm donors and their "side effects" will be removed with this.
    It is actually a very liberal scientific achievement.
    on the other side yes i can imagine the fear in men but why worry dudes?
    I think you may misunderstand, or is it a mitochondrial rod, a rare creature indeed.

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    whether it be a cytoplasm of nearly all eukaryotic cells or simply a rod my former statement is sustainable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%
    whether it be a cytoplasm of nearly all eukaryotic cells or simply a rod my former statement is sustainable.
    Frayed knot old bean.

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    "Frayed" as is now exemplified can now become one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%
    "Frayed" as is now exemplified can now become one.
    I have no idea what that means, to be poifectly honest I take that as a good thing.

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    Ipresume this has lots of benifits not just for the amazons

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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