The FDA has started holding public meetings on the genetic
manipulation of human eggs and embryos to prevent inherited mitochondrial
disease and treat infertility. The GMO techniques under consideration include
manipulation at the mitochondrial level to replace or augment mutant rDNA.
While the FDA has stated that the agency “recognizes” that
there are “ethical and social policy issues” to be considered—and despite the
fact that forty-four countries have already banned this kind of genetic
manipulation—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 merely outline how such trials should be conducted.
In keeping with our “favor nature” philosophy, ANH-USA
believes this is a dangerous potentially tragic road to go down. Please write
to the FDA and tell them to reject the genetic manipulation of human embryos
Please personalize your message
if you have the time!
Please Reject Genetic Manipulation of Human Embryos!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]