This may be the kickoff year for genetically-altered humans

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By the middle of 2014, the possibility of altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could move from science fiction to science reality. Sometime before July, the UK parliament is likely to vote on whether a new form of in vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three parents—becomes legally available to couples. If it passes, the law would be the first to allow pre-birth human-DNA modification, and another door to the future will open.

Last March, the UK Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority wrapped up a lengthy study of safety and ethical considerations and advised parliament to approve the procedure in humans.

Read the full, original story: The Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans Could Begin This Year

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