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“Three parents” and a baby

Last month newspapers reported widely on the legalisation of “three-parents” babies in the UK. The new form of treatment won a majority vote in the British House of Commons. The new procedure prevents mitochondrial genetic diseases from being passed on by parents to their children. The process consists of using the egg of a woman who wants to have children but is the carrier of a genetic disease, the healthy sperm of either the woman’s partner or a sperm donor, … Continue reading “Three parents” and a baby