Britain's Newcastle University scientists have received a license from the UK's "fertility regulator" to create babies using DNA from three people. They claim they are doing so to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children.
Aside from the fact that we should be chilled to the bone that a free country, such as the UK, has a governmental office titled "fertility regulator" - something that sound much more Communist China, the idea that scientists are playing God with human creation is frightening.
When do ethical lines for such procedures preclude such things? Yes, he idea is, perhaps, noble in that they want to prevent genetic defects, but many of the most evil events in world history started off couched in good intentions.
The stewards of science must start questioning their ethical lines. Just because the human race has the ability and/or knowledge to do things doesn't always mean we should travel the road to those destinations. Oppenheimer and Einstein struggled with whether or not they should lend their efforts to the completion of the nuclear weapon, and rightly so.
This, without doubt, is a slippery slope.