Canada should OK ‘three-parent babies’: Commentary argues for lifting of ban on controversial technique | National Post

Canada should lift its criminal prohibition against the creation of so-called “three-parent babies,” genetic ethicists and fertility experts say. 

The controversial technique, which involves swapping a certain type of DNA between two women’s eggs, is a “novel, promising intervention” that allows women to avoid passing on sometimes fatal inherited diseases to their children and shouldn’t be outlawed because of “misplaced apprehension” over tinkering with the human genome, according to a commentary published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.