Staying human. It’s going to get harder in the years to come.
Last month, scientists in the UK announced the creation of a three-parent embryo with eggs donated by two women and sperm by one man. This technology is designed to help ensure that women with certain genetic diseases do not pass them on to their children. (3-Parent Embryos Could Prevent Disease, But Raise Ethical Issues). It is another in a stream of new technologies that promise cures for disease, but also move us further along the road to changing our human nature. It is another in the stream of technologies that demand our urgent attention as mothers.