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Mitochondrial Transfer Male Embryos Selection for Blood Line Course Discussion

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The article for this week brings up an interesting question: "should parents of mitochondrial transfer select only male embryos to prevent potentially changing the course of their blood line, or do parents have the right to have children of either sex despite the effect potential future generations?"

Since mitochondria are only inherited through the female germline, allowing only male offspring to be born would eliminate inheritence of the donor mitochondrial DNA. What are your thoughts on this?

Readings:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2107219-exclusive-worlds-first-baby-born-with-new-3-parent-technique/

http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2018/mitochondrial-transfer-making-three-parent-babies/

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Running head: MITOCHONDRIAL TRANSFER

Mitochondrial Transfer
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MITOCHONDRIAL TRANSFER
"Should parents of mitochondrial transfer select only male embryos to prevent potentially
changing the course of their blood line, or do parents have the right to have children of
either sex despite the effect potential future generations?"
While parents should enjoy the right to have children of either sex, safety overrides this
right at this particular point in time as far as the mitochondrial transfer is concerned. Safety in...

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