Genetic Modification

Should ‘three-parent’ baby procedure to help women with abnormal DNA be allowed here?  

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Mitochondrial Genome Replacement Technology (MGRT) aims to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial disorders from a mother to her child. Photo: Unsplash

SINGAPORE — Should a controversial genetic modification procedure, dubbed the “three-parent” technique, be allowed in Singapore to give a small group of women their only shot at having healthy children with their genetic stock?

The Bioethics Advisory Committee is inviting the public to provide feedback on the tricky issue before it makes its recommendations to the authorities.

Mitochondrial Genome Replacement Technology (MGRT) aims to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial disorders from a mother to her child, by replacing abnormal mitochondria with normal mitochondria from a healthy donor at the egg or early embry

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