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Britain Approves Three-Parent IVF Procedure

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FEBRUARY 3 – Britain has become the first country to legalized a new in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique that uses DNA from three people. This controversial procedure, which involves altering an embryo before implantation, combines nucleus DNA from two parents with the mitochondrial DNA from a third-party egg donor. The procedure aims to prevent women with inheritable mitochondrial defects from passing on debilitating genetic diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, to their children. Scientists say that although the resulting embryo would inherit DNA from all three parents, characteristics from the donor would not be passed on.  Read more >

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