Three Parent

Singapore – Debate over ethical issues of creating ‘three-parent babies’

Source The New Paper

A new method of creating “three-parent babies” has sparked discussion on whether the technology should be permitted for mainstream use.

Doctors said the risks are still unknown, while some religious groups raised concerns over the ethical issues that could arise.

Known as mitochondrial genome replacement technology, the method involves combining genetic material from a couple with that found in the egg of a female donor.
Babies born through this method would have the genetic makeup of these three people.

Last week, the Bioethics Advisory Committee launched a public consultation to discuss this technology.

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