For the First Time, U.K. Allows Clinic to Proceed with “3-Parent” Baby Procedure

March 16, 2017

(Scientific American) – Britain’s fertility regulator on Thursday granted doctors the first UK license to create babies using a three-parent IVF technique designed to prevent inherited genetic diseases. The license, granted to a team of doctors in Newcastle, northern England, means the first child created in Britain using the mitochondrial pronuclear transfer technique could be born before the end of this year.

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