British Scientist Plans to Genetically Modify Human Embryos After Ethics Committee’s Approval

designer babiesBy Joseph Jankowski

Genetically modified humans might seem like a far-out idea that has a place only in science fiction but is actually what some scientists have in store for humanity in the very near future.

After receiving the go-ahead from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) earlier this year, British scientist Dr. Kathy Niakan, of the Francis Crick Institute, will now be able to genetically modify human embryos.

Dr. Niakan will use a gene editing technique on embryos that have been donated by consenting patients undergoing fertility treatment.

The Telegraph reports:

Despite the approval, the start of research may still be months away due to the difficulties of obtaining sufficient embryos.

The controversial project is thought to mark the second time the procedure will be undertaken. Scientists in China, who carried out the first experiment but are not believed to have been approved by a regulator, were met with widespread criticism.

Dr Niakan, speaking at a briefing in central London in January, said she hoped the research would give hope to prospective patients.

“We would really like to understand the genes that are needed for an embryo to develop into a healthy baby,” she said.

“Miscarriage and infertility are extremely common but they are not very well understood. We believe that this research could improve our understanding of the very earliest stages of human life.”

According to Dr. Niakan, 50 percent of human embryos fail to reach the early developmental blastocyst stage.

“If we were to understand the genes, it could really help us improve infertility treatment and provide crucial insights into the causes of miscarriage,” Niakan said.

Some believe that this type of genetic engineering will pave the path for “designer babies” which would be an act of god by humans.

Others, such as Dr. Kiakan, are looking at this as a way to advance the good health of humanity.

Either way you look at this, it is safe to that some very interesting results could come from the genetic tampering of humans.

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Joseph Jankowski is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com. His works have been published by recognizable alternative news sites like GlobalResearch.ca, ActivistPost.com, Mintpressnews.com and ZeroHedge.com. 

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17 Comments on "British Scientist Plans to Genetically Modify Human Embryos After Ethics Committee’s Approval"

  1. when are we in the UK going to wake up, this is another reason to dump the EU, the US and the UK are joined together like SIAMESE TWINS, America has already been doing GMO with human DNA for years underground in their secret bases, and many other kinds of horror crossbreeds, and some of these creature’s have already been released some by accident and some with a purpose, and because the EU is an American creation, this is another good reason that we need to stop this now and completely break away from American control, they know that they cannot win their phoney wars of terrorism, this is part of their plan to let loose these crossbred super soldiers that are a mixture of ANIMAL-HUMAN-and ALIEN REPTOID, this may seem like fantasy for many people, but so did space travel a hundred years ago. we must all stop this now, THIS IS AN AMERICAN ABOMINATION, I AM NOT PROUD TO BE BRITISH, because we are a nation of people who believe every lie that our leaders tell us, who also have a masonic reptilian agenda.

    • Sparky McBiff | May 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm | Reply

      I surely hope that you’re not gullible enough to think that the Brexit vote will be not be rigged?
      ALL THE VOTING IS RIGGED NOW!
      The Scottish one was and the very recent Belgian one was even more blatantly rigged but because not a word of it is mentioned in the propaganda press the dumbed down mass media watching citizens just seem to say “oh well”.

      • Arlene Lane | May 30, 2016 at 1:41 am | Reply

        I AM WELL AWARE THAT THESE REFERENDUMS ARE RIGGED, and why were the Irish and the Danish forced to vote again when they already voted a resounding NO the first time around, were they threatened or were the blackmailed, THE EU WAS CREATED BY THE USA, the only way that the no vote can overcome the rigging is to win by at least 75 percent, like when the USA tried to rig the Russian vote, but it could not be done because PUTIN won by a nearly 90 per cent majority, and also the Crimea BY NEARLY 90 PER CENT, so what is needed is a very strong truth Rally exposing the government lies and the real reason Obama came to the UK,

  2. y3shuA imMANu3l | May 28, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Reply

    Is there even one decent soul in this world?

  3. y3shuA imMANu3l | May 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm | Reply

    “Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
    Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
    Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
    To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
    Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
    Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
    Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
    To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
    Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
    Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
    Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
    To be overcome by Your presence, Lord”

  4. colinjames71 | May 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm | Reply

    The knowledge and technology that arises certainly could be beneficial- but it’s not the tech which is inherently good or bad, it’s how it’s used. Unfortunately, going by recent history, it won’t be long before some nefarious purpose is suspected and eventually revealed. My first instinct is the drive toward race-specific weaponry and methods of birth control. Doubtlessly, also, techniques available only to the upper crust for healthier, genetically modified and/or “superior” designer babies. Think Gattica.

  5. BlackJack77 | May 29, 2016 at 8:21 am | Reply

    No, No No. “British Scientist Plans to Genetically Modify Human Embryos” – It has already been done. They are just preparing us for it. Soon there will be an announcement that they were successful. They had a “breakthrough”. The media will be telling us how wonderful it is. “After Ethics Committee’s Approval”- This happened a long time ago and was a foregone conclusion even back then.

    • Wow, while I was reading this article, I was thinking the same thing! If we’re reading about it, then it’s already being done. Their just getting us ready to accept it. But this is not good, scary in fact. What limits will they not cross??

  6. With Muzzies that already have many children are often going forward to go on each way bets for what they deserve.

  7. “Others, such as Dr. Kiakan, are looking at this as a way to advance the good health of humanity.” If you believe that I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.

    Read Huxley’s Brave New World because that is where this will lead and more freedoms will be lost.

  8. Sodam and Gamorah redux.

    the xmen cometh.

  9. Eugenics in action. You will be assimilated or eliminated…

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