Behold…GMO Humans?

The Collective Quest For
A Medical “Magic Bullet” Series: Part I

  • Western Medicine of the past 80 to 100 years has been based on a narrow “scientific” model that sees the human body as a machine with separate parts to be treated independently.

  • The mind and body have been seen as separate independent entities, and emotions have often been ignored.

  • It has been based on The Collective Quest for a “Magic Bullet” instead of on the investigation of all the possible factors that cause the underlying imbalances that can result in “disease”.

Alliance For Natural Health USA – 02/25/2014:
GMO Human Embryos Have Already Been Created

“A meeting at the FDA on experiments to create GMO humans has brought disturbing information to light…

…the FDA is discussing the genetic manipulation of human eggs and embryos…

The GMO techniques under consideration include manipulation at the mitochondrial level to replace or augment mutant rDNA and methods that could create babies with three parents…

…While the FDA has stated that the agency ‘recognizes’ that there are ‘ethical and social policy issues’ to be considered… the FDA won’t bother to discuss if human clinical trials should take place (that’s considered to be ‘outside the scope’ of the meeting). Instead, they’ll outline how such trials should be conducted…

…Meeting participants will deliberate on what animal and in vitro studies (experiments that take place outside of a living organism) will be necessary before human experimentation, as well as the potential risks for study participants and ‘any children that result from such studies.’…

mitochondria are your cells’ ‘powerhouses’ that, among other things, generate the energy (ATP) you need to survive. Mitochondria have their own DNA—called mtDNA—that is more prone to mutation than nucleic DNA. In fact, it is the accumulation of mitochondrial mutations that can contribute to aging, cancer, and metabolic diseases…

…Some mutations in mtDNA can trigger mitochondrial disease, which can then be passed from mother to child (but not father to child)…

…One thing not mentioned in the FDA document is the risk that non-human genetic material could be added at some point. This is a truly terrifying thought—and a distinct possibility…”



New York Times Op-Ed, 02/23/2014
MARCY DARNOVSKY, Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society

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LATE JUNE OR EARLY JULY 2012: Michael Hanlon, UK Daily Mail
World’s first GM babies born

“…The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.

So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three ‘parents’.

Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey.

The babies were born to women who had problems conceiving. Extra genes from a female donor were inserted into their eggs before they were fertilised in an attempt to enable them to conceive.

Genetic fingerprint tests on two one-year-old children confirm that they have inherited DNA from three adults–two women and one man.

The fact that the children have inherited the extra genes and incorporated them into their ‘germline’ means that they will, in turn, be able to pass them on to their own offspring…

…Geneticists fear that one day this method could be used to create new races of humans…

…Writing in the journal Human Reproduction, the researchers, led by fertility pioneer Professor Jacques Cohen, say that this ‘is the first case of human germline genetic modification resulting in normal healthy children’…

Professor Cohen and his colleagues diagnosed that the women were infertile because they had defects in tiny structures in their egg cells, called mitochondria. They took eggs from donors and, using a fine needle, sucked some of the internal material – containing ‘healthy’ mitochondria – and injected it into eggs from the women wanting to conceive. Because mitochondria contain genes, the babies resulting from the treatment have inherited DNA from both women. These genes can now be passed down the germline along the maternal line…

Last year, Professor Cohen said that his expertise would allow him to clone children… ‘It would be an afternoon’s work for one of my students,’ he said, adding that he had been approached by ‘at least three’ individuals wishing to create a cloned child, but had turned down their requests…


Rebecca Taylor | – 07/02/2012:
World’s First Genetically-Modified Babies Born, Or Were They?

“Many people are talking about Michael Hanlon’s piece in the Daily Mail about the first genetically modified babies being born… everything is not exactly how it seems…

…I went to the journal of Human Reproduction looking for the latest issue and found nothing from Jacques Cohen. I then found that Dr. Cohen is the Laboratory Director at ART Institute of Washington at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Apparently he left the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas and works for a U.S. military hospital…

I scratched my head for a minute and dug deeper and think I have found the original paper. It was from 2001, not 2012. The technique is called ‘cytoplasmic transfer.’ I did not start blogging until 2005, so I had no idea that this genetic engineering of embryos took place.

I then found an in depth report in the Washington Monthly on the issue. Shannon Brownlee explains how the technique raised concerns at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and it seems they put a stop to cytoplasmic transfer in the United States…”


Shannon Brownlee | Washington Monthly – March 2002: Designer Babies
Human cloning is a long way off, but bioengineered kids are already here.

In the mid-1990s, embryologist Jacques Cohen pioneered a promising new technique… known as cytoplasmic transfer, … intended to ‘rescue’ the eggs of infertile women who had undergone repeated, unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization, or IVF. It involved injecting the cytoplasm found inside the eggs of a fertile donor, into the patient’s eggs.

When the first baby conceived through cytoplasmic transfer was born in 1997, the press instantly hailed Cohen’s technique as yet another technological miracle. But four years later, the real story has proven somewhat more complicated. Last year, Cohen and his colleagues… set off alarm bells among bioethicists with the publication of a paper detailing the genetic condition of two the 17 cytoplasmic-transfer babies born through the clinic to date…

…the resulting children had three genetic parents: mother, father, and mtDNA donor. It also meant that female children would transmit their unorthodox combination of mitochondrial DNA to their own offspring (mtDNA is passed down only through eggs), with unknown implications. In effect, Cohen had created the first bioengineered babies…

Just how normal those children will turn out to be is anybody’s guess. At a recent meeting in Europe, the New Jersey researchers reported that one of the children conceived through cytoplasmic transfer has been diagnosed with “pervasive developmental disorder,” a catch-all term for symptoms that range from mild delays in speech to autism. Cohen’s group maintained that it is extremely unlikely that cytoplasmic transfer and the resulting mishmash of mtDNA is to blame.

But geneticists have only begun to trace the connections between mtDNA and a host of diseases ranging from strange metabolic ailments to diabetes and Lou Gehrig’s disease, and some experts argued that the child’s disorder may well be caused by a mismatch between the donor and mother’s mtDNA. As Jim Cummins, a molecular biologist at Murdoch University in Western Australia, put it: ‘To deliberately create individuals with multiple mitochondrial genotypes without knowing the consequences is really a step into the dark.’…


Re-Opening Pandora’s Box?

Global Research: Center for Research on Globalization
Genetically Modified Babies | Rady Ananda | 09/18/2013

“…Human gene therapy has been ongoing since 1990, but most of that involved non-heritable genes, called somatic (non-sex cell) gene therapy. Somatic modifications only affect the individual and are not passed on, and so do not affect the human genome.

The game changed with the successful birth of at least 30 genetically modified babies by 2001. Half of the babies engineered from one clinic developed defects, so the FDA stepped in and asserted jurisdiction over ‘the use of human cells that receive genetic material by means other than the union of gamete nuclei’ (sperm and egg nuclei).

Now the FDA is considering going forward with ‘oocyte modification’ which involves genetic material from a second woman, whereby offspring will carry the DNA from three parents. These kinds of genetic changes (‘germline modification’) alter the human genome…

This type of gene therapy is the source of much controversy, because it permanently changes the human genome and risks unforeseeable changes in growth and development, and aging…

Paul Knoepfler, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, commented that:

‘Moving one oocyte nucleus into the enucleated oocyte of another person could trigger all kinds of devastating problems… that might not manifest until you try to make a human being out of it. Then it’s too late.’

BPT (BioPolitical Times: weblog for the Center for Genetics and Society) shares in this opposition:

‘If the FDA gives the OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) researchers a green light to move towards human clinical trials, it will be the first instance of regulatory approval for human germline modification ever, anywhere in the world.

Given the current regulatory void in the United States and the paucity of safety data, allowing scientists to experiment with creating permanent changes to the human genome is a genie that must be kept in the bottle.’…”


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