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Britain first country to approve 'three-parent' babies

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16 Dec 2016 - General
 

'Three parent babies' - a baby receiving the nuclear DNA from both its mother and father and mitochondrial DNA from a healthy female donor. This process helps to cure mitochondrial diseases such as diabetes and poor eyesight. A baby in Mexico has been conceived by this method, but Britain is the first country to authorise it. There are some religious bodies that disapprove of this due to human embryos being destroyed, and some who say that this paves the way for 'designer babies' especially with numerous upcoming DNA-altering technologies.

Here's the news article for your perusal: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/britain-first-country-to-approve-three-parent-babies/3370406.html