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Britain is set to become the first country in the world to allow a controversial IVF technique that produces embryos with DNA from three people in an attempt to rid some affected families of serious genetic disorders. If Parliament gives the go-ahead, it would mean that Britain would also be the first nation to allow a form of “germ-line gene therapy”, where the DNA of all subsequent generations within a family is changed in order to eradicate inherited diseases.
Read the full story here: UK becomes first country in world to approve IVF using genes of three parents
- “Three-Parent IVF Set to Go Ahead in Britain,” Discover
Read more about two IVF approaches that scientists are investigating.
- “Don’t fear babies made with genes from three parents,” New Scientist
This article discusses three-parent IVF in light of ooplasmic transfer, a technique that also produces a baby with three parents, though this technique is used to get around infertility, not disease.