(Susanne Posel) In the US, the first genetically modified babies were born after a series of experiments. Out of 30 babies, 2 have been tested and contain genetic DNA from 3 different “parents”, two women and one male.
At the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Science of St. Barnabas in New Jersey, 15 children were created in the past 3 years.
After difficulty conceiving, the babies were genetically modified using extra genes from one female donor. Those genes were inserted into eggs that were then fertilized.
Defects in the structures of the egg cells of the infertile women called mitochondria led the researchers to take eggs from donors that transplanted “healthy” mitochondria. Mitochondria contain genes which is why the babies had traces of DNA from all 3 “parents”.
The scientific community has displayed distain over the experiment. Geneticists fear that this technique will be used openly to genetically modify embryos to enhance desired straits such as intelligence or strength.
Jacques Cohen, lead researcher for the study says this “is the first case of human germline genetic modification resulting in normal healthy children.”
Cohen, who discovered the technique used to create these children, began with the purpose of allowing infertile men to have children of their own by injecting sperm DNA directly into a fertile egg in a petri-dish.
Lord Winston, of the Hammersmith Hospital in West London, critic of the experiment said: “Regarding the treatment of the infertile, there is no evidence that this technique is worth doing . . . I am very surprised that it was even carried out at this stage. It would certainly not be allowed in Britain.”
Other scientists at the Hammersmith Hospital have developed a test to search for genetic disease, allowing parents to choose whether or not to continue with the pregnancy.
Alan Handyside, led researcher for the team at Hammersmith Hospital and partner of Lord Winston, devised a process by which they remove individual cells from embryos and screen them in a technique called karyomapping prior to injecting the embryo during the in vitro fertilization procedure.
The process was perfected at the Bridge Center in London. Scientists can now detect propensity toward hypertension disorders, diabetes, heart disease or cancer.
Parents will then be given the opportunity to terminate the pregnancy based on the findings, or enhance selective genes that would create more desirable traits in the unborn babies.
Handyside is now applying for a license from the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) so he can use his technique on the general public. Handyside, who is excited, commented: “We are still validating it, but it is going to be a revolution if it works out. It makes genetic screening very much more straightforward.”
The HFEA are an authority in the UK who regulate fertility clinics and oversee genetic research concerning human DNA and modifications. They control policy and review treatments going back to 1990 under the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act (HFE) in the UK.
Updated in 2009, the HFE Act legislates:
• Creation and use of all human embryos
• Mandate clinics consider “the welfare of the child” and its “need for a father”
• Changing restrictions on the use of human DNA for research
• Clarifying “the scope of legitimate embryo research activities” including experiments with recombining “human and animal material”
The HFEA, an independent agency working in tandem with the UK government, are in charge of:
• What clinics can conduct in vitro fertilization and donor insemination
• Control all human embryo research, storage of embryos
• Licensing of clinics
A spokesman for HFEA said that it would not license the technique here because it involved altering the germline.
John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said: “One has tremendous sympathy for couples who suffer infertility problems. But this seems to be a further illustration of the fact that the whole process of in vitro fertilization as a means of conceiving babies leads to babies being regarded as objects on a production line.”
Cohen hopes to expand his technique to include human cloning by utilizing infertile women seeking in vitro fertilization.
Cohen may want to become affiliated with Humanity+, “an international nonprofit membership organization which advocates the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities”.
In their Transhumanist Declaration they advocate old and new ideals of globalist transhumanism by promoting:
• Using technology to “broaden human potential” by overcoming aging and “cognitive shortcomings”
• Provide forums where globalist scientist and researchers can “deliberate how [to enhance humanity through science] to expedite beneficial applications”
• Facilitate “social order, improve human foresight and wisdom” through genetic enhancement
• Influence policymakers to include the transhumanist “responsible and moral vision”
While think-tanks like Humanity+ exist, and transhumanist scientists like Cohen are allowed to conduct genetic modification experiments on humans for the sake of building a “better” human, we are simply marching ourselves ever so closer to the future that German Nazis and the global Elite are waiting in for.
And when they are completely successful in the global social meme, as well as the Frankenstein laboratories they control, they will have even less of a need for mere mortals like ourselves.