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Scientists Create Embryo From Three Parents

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A new procedure that combines DNA from one man and two women may help produce embryos free of genetic disease. Some people are concerned about the technique, however — maybe because it resembles the scariest X-Files episode ever. [Sun]


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Oh jeebus, that episode. But wait... am I missing something? I thought that episode was just about keeping the genetic flavor in the family (incest), and not about combining DNA from three people.

What am I missing? Or maybe my brain blocked the episode for being so skerry?