Washington D.C., Sep 29, 2016 / 13:45 pm
The use of a technique to conceive a "three-parent baby" dodged U.S. law and, critics say, may further alter the relationship between parent and child.
"This fertility doctor openly acknowledged that he went to Mexico where `there are no rules' in order to evade ongoing review processes and existing regulations in the United States," said Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, executive director of the Berkeley, Calif.-based think tank Center for Genetics and Society.
"No researcher or doctor has the right to flout agreed-upon rules and make up their own. This is an irresponsible and unethical act, and sets a dangerous precedent."
U.S. doctors worked in Mexico to avoid U.S. laws that ban the procedures.