There are concerns that countries with less stringent laws are using scientific advancements for three person babies not as a means to help couples get pregnant without the presence of certain genetic diseases, but instead simply to boost fertility in places like the Ukraine.
We appear to be in a race to the bottom,” warned Dr Marcy Darnovsky from the US Centre for Genetics and Society. Criticising doctors offering the technique, she added: “They are ignoring ongoing policy debates and conducting dangerous and socially fraught experiments on mothers and children. And they appear to be actively seeking a media splash on the way down. Use of these biologically extreme procedures for infertility is based purely on speculation.”