World’s First Genetically Modified Babies ‘Created’ in US

World’s First Genetically Modified Babies ‘Created’ in USIn a developing story, the Daily Mail is now reporting that the very first (admitted) group of genetically modified babies have been ‘created’ in the United States. The scientists involved reportedly announced the result on the night of June 27th, stating that 30 babies were born using genetic modification techniques. Furthermore, 2 of the babies tested were found to contain genes from a total of 3 different parents. The experiment also lasted over 3 years or more according to the researchers, which may be one of many.

The ‘GM babies’ were born into women who had trouble conceiving their own children. In order to ‘birth’ the babies, extra genes from a female donor were inserted into the women’s eggs before they were fertilized. After conception, scientists fingerprinted 2 of the one-year-old children and confirmed that they inherited DNA from 3 adults — one man and 2 women. What this means is that due to inheriting these extra genes through the genetic modification process, they will now be able to pass them along to their offspring. In other words, these genetically modified babies — if allowed to mate with non-GM humans — could potentially alter the very genetic coding of generations to come.

Genetecists state that this genetic modification method may one day be used to create babies “with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high intelligence.”

The news comes after it was previously reported by British scientists that scientists were creating human-animal ‘monsters’. Such reports highlight the fact that rampant genetic experimentation is already taking place on many humans around the world, which has led a large number of scientists to call for new rules regarding the outlandish practice. Chinese scientists have already admittedly inserted human stem cells into goat fetuses, and United States researchers have actively researched the concept of engineering a mouse with human brain cells.

Many experts are now speaking out against the announcement, including leading fertility experts and major organizations. John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said:

It is a further and very worrying step down the wrong road for humanity.

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20 Responses to "World’s First Genetically Modified Babies ‘Created’ in US"

  1. Kevin Steineman  June 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Wow, great share

    • lift me up!  June 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      If i choose not to believe this story – than will we be this spoiled to have A RATS WITH HUMAN BRAINS around our houses as beloved “pets in pain” ?

  2. WakeUp  June 30, 2012 at 4:50 am

    What people dont realize is that not everyone will have access to this miraculous new technology

    there will be a genetically superior upper class, engineered to be the apex predator of our species

    Newsflash, you and your children and their children, will not be in this little club

    • Does it matter?  June 30, 2012 at 5:29 am

      What people like you don’t realize is that this is true for everything. The Powerful and Wealthy will always have it better, that’s just a fact of life.

      “this little club” – There is no ‘club’, They won’t care who you are or why, the companies that develop this procedure will just want money, and it probably will be accessible to all.

      And this garbage about having a “Superior race”. Pfff. Again, people will always have it better than others. Do you also think it is unfair that I was born and live comfortably in America while children are born and starve in Africa? When does the position people born into become unfair? Oh right. Only when it’s better than the one you’re currently in.

    • Me Here  June 30, 2012 at 7:48 am


    • 1337  June 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

      Kill them before they are immortal!

    • Ad mant  June 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

      DOES IT MATTER – im afraid your comments are above comprehension for these feeble-minded entities … ironically the very people who need the most help.. Your comments are the cold hard truth, and the liberal media is ridding people the ability to handle it.

    • Wednesday  July 31, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      >liberal media

    • Sediment  October 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      They should find and eradicated the asshole gene first.

  3. Paul  June 30, 2012 at 4:55 am

    You’re aware that the Daily Mail is a tabloid and perhaps the worst possible source for anything, right?

    It’s a little like citing the National Inquirer.

    I also don’t see a problem with the subject matter. Would it be unethical to modify genetics in order to prevent something like Tay-Sachs disease?

  4. Mike  June 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Sounds a lot like Gattaca to me..

  5. Frost  June 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Humanity taking charge of its own future development is inevitable as we learn more about our own genetics and what makes us what we are. But just as with crop gene manipulation, we have near-zero idea what will happen when the modified variants start breeding with the normally evolved variants, and especially what will happen a few generations down the line with the offspring of the offspring. So we’d be idiots if we allowed free breeding of gene-modified humans.

    I don’t think science knows enough yet to extrapolate consequences of tinkering with genes – we already see mutant (as in visually mutated and quite hideous) corn cropping up in the wild because the gene manipulated stuff got out, cross-pollinated with the naturally occuring corn – granted, selectively grown to create what maize is today, but that’s still a natural evolution somewhat guided by man.

  6. somebody  June 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Put them in prison if they admited is simple they commited a crime, i can’t realize what hapend to you people and you easily sit and make comments about it….. Of course they know what they are doing, they want you more controable, do you people think that this “pionearing” just happend it goes way back if look in to it. They just want you ask from them to doit sow they put some crap like “with extra, desired characteristics such as strength or high intelligence.”…. Just wake up people will ya please enough its time to wake up. Realy

  7. Glen  July 1, 2012 at 8:11 am

    GATTACA, anyone?

  8. Steven 'stevels' Smith  July 2, 2012 at 6:51 am

    They didn’t modify any genes here. They took the mitochondria from the donor woman and placed them in the infertile woman’s eggs.

    The donor women’s children will carry the same mitochondria genes as the GM babies. Her genes are totally natural and been passed down by her female family line for generations. There’s already many millions of copies of that female mitochondria genes already in the world. No monsters here. The new kids will have to use a custom ancestry software written for them to tie them into their donor mom’s mito tree.

  9. Triki-triki  July 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I found this piece of article about the topic:

  10. Iain  July 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    BBC reported it on Friday, 4 May, 2001, 15:26 GMT 16:26 UK

  11. kelly mcintosh  July 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    This is not news. A friend of mine has 3 children, the oldest are almost 9. This is exactly how lesbian couples have children that belong to each other. The male sperm donor of these children is said to have around 700 children. There is even a reunion every year for all the children and thier families to meet. this had been going on for some time now, it’s nothing new.

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