Babies with Three Parents -- It Could Become Possible!
Scientists could make a new breakthrough in IVF in three years -- babies with genes from three parents could be born. According to Fox News, researchers at Newcastle University in the UK received a $6.8 million grant to test out the IVF technique where DNA will be transferred from a mother’s egg into a donor egg to replace genes that may cause defects in children. The procedure is supposed to fix the mother’s mitochondria, which may cause certain diseases. The researchers say that only 0.2 percent of the baby’s DNA will be from the donor and that the genetic material will not contain any of the donor’s characteristics.
The UK’s Department of Health will be holding a public investigation to see if the procedure should be legal, right now it’s banned in the country.
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