The UK government's recent decision to move toward enabling human trials in which mitochondrial replacement from donor DNA would be used to treat mitochondrial disease in embryos has stirred up a predictable ethical debate. Does this step effectively green-light human germline modification, a step possibly towards even more profound human genetic engineering?

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