New in-vitro fertilization technique makes a baby with three parents

Recently a controversial in-vitro fertilization technique has been approved in the UK that allows babies to be born with DNA from three parents in order to avoid passing down inheritable mitochondrial diseases.

The babies born carry DNA from a second female in addition to the father and mother. The procedure is an option for women with debilitating genetic diseases that they do not want passed down to their offspring.

Some people feel that this is taking science too far and creates “genetically modified” embryos, while others believe it’s progressive and helpful for parents who otherwise couldn’t have children. Could this debate be on the horizon for the U.S.?

Read the full article here: 3-parent babies: Cool or cause for concern?


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