Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

Seen as “revolutionary” medical event

Here’s a first. A little boy has been born with DNA from three parents – one sperm and different parts of two eggs. He was conceived using a controversial technique meant to help people who carry genes for fatal rare diseases. His mother, from England, carries a genetic mutation for Leigh syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that usually becomes apparent in the first year of life and is generally fatal. His parents were treated by U.S. fertility specialists in Mexico, where there are no laws prohibiting such methods. Those opposed to the technique raise concerns about “designer babies” and “playing God.”

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photo:  New Hope Fertility Center via