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Catholic Bioethicists Warn: UK Birth of ‘Three-Parent Baby’ Comes at High Moral Cost

Research should always keep in mind the dignity of the human person, Catholic ethicists say.

Though these experts welcomed the birth of the baby, they warned that the new technique destroys other newly conceived embryos in the process of inserting healthy genetic material to address a genetic flaw in a mother’s eggs. In contrast, gene therapy is a promising path for ethical research.

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