Poll results: solid support, but desire for more data before 3-parent baby tech moves forward in humans

3-parent IVF poll

3-parent IVF pollI ran a poll asking readers of this blog about their view of 3-parent IVF also known as mitochondrial transfer technology.

The poll got 166 responses over a few days.

The results are in and they are surprising to me at least. They trend toward some level of support rather than opposition to approval of this technology, but the greatest number of respondents wanted more data first before it proceeds.

Frankly, I thought originally that the poll would show that “Strong support” would get the most votes given how in the public domain at least most scientists have been supportive of this.

Interestingly, voters from the UK were not more supportive of the technology than voters in the US, for example.