To avoid USA regulations, the embryo is made in Mexico and then brought to USA.
will be to combine the technique with editing genes, so that parents can select hair or eye color, or maybe improve their children’s IQ. “Everything we do is a step toward designer babies,” Zhang says of Darwin Life. “With nuclear transfer and gene editing together, you can really do anything you want.”
Because of that regulatory red tape, Zhang says Darwin Life will continue making embryos in the U.S. but will perform the medical procedures at New Hope’s clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico, or in other countries he believes will embrace the idea.“For now, our nuclear transfer technique is very much like an iPhone that’s designed in California and assembled in China,” he says.