Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MITACONDRIAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY (MRT) OR THREE PERSON BABIES


MRT has now become law in the UK and the first three person baby has been born. Do your research to discover what MRT is, how it is done and what the implications are. When you have decided where you stand, write an argumentative essay in which you defend your standpoint and refute counter arguments.
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         M.P.’s say ‘Yes’ to three person babies http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31069173
Reading material to make notes on:
·         “First three person baby born using new method” http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37485263
·         Social and ethical issues in mitochondrial donation http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/content/115/1/173.full
·         Three parent babies: an ethical boundary is being crossed http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/11386070/Three-parent-babies-an-ethical-boundary-is-being-crossed.html
·         Three person IVF: science shows ethical questions remain unanswered
Videos to watch and take notes from:
·         Three parents and a baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcubrH6HRnk
·         Three genetic parents: what are the ethics? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnjlR938Pnk

·         Three parent babies: Andrew Marsh discusses on Newsnight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y10BIyxMFps

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