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‘3 Parent Babies’ Approved by MPs

February 20, 2015 8:43 am

British MPs have made a historic move and approved what the media are calling ‘3 parent babies’ in a free vote of 382 in favour versus 128 against. The technique does not blend equal amounts of DNA from 3 parents, but uses DNA from 2 women rather than 1 to prevent mitochondrial diseases from being passed on to children – only 0.1% of the child’s DNA will come from the  second woman. The new vote means that this procedures isn’t banned under the legislation that prevents genetically altered embryos from being implanted into women. Who Does This Help? It’s important to remember that techniques need to be widely tested and assessed before being open to a wider market. That said,... View Article