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Questions about three-parent babies

The consequences have been underestimated

By Philip Hunter   August 2013

A cell, with the nucleus containing the bulk of genetic material in the centre and the mitochondria shown in green, and the method for conventional IVF, which has been adapted for the three-parent process © Eraxion (left) © ktsimage (right)

In June, Britain’s Chief Medical Officer gave a cautious go ahead for work on three-parent fertility treatments. The intention is to use genetic material from the two “biological” parents, and one other woman, to lessen the chances of the child inheriting…

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