Baby Conceived From 3 People Raises Concerns Among Catholic Ethicists

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A moral crisis is developing after a baby was born using the DNA of three different people, in Britain.

The experimental technique is meant to prevent the passing on of rare genetic diseases, such as epilepsy and heart problems. 

The procedure alters the DNA of an embryo by including the DNA from another person.

Catholic ethicists said the procedure presents a host of ethical and moral issues, since a human embryo is a new life and it should be respected and protected. 

Additionally, it requires in vitro fertilization, which the Catholic Church has historically opposed.

Father Tad Pacholczyk, Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center, joins Currents News to discuss the new procedure and discuss the Church’s ethical concerns.