As with IVF and cloning, this mitochondrial technique may well lead to the developmental abnormalities. Creating embryonic children in the laboratory abuses them, by subjecting them to unnatural processes. These techniques are both destructive and dangerous and therefore unethical.
"Scientists should abandon the spurious field of destructive embryo experimentation and instead promote the ethical alternative of adult stem cell research, which is already providing cures and treatments for an increasing number of conditions."
A report from an influential think tank could help clear the way to IVF babies being born with DNA from three different people.
A think tank on ethics has given the all clear to a new technique for preventing genetic diseases that affect 6,000 people in the UK.