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Britain Officially Okays ‘Three-Parent’ IVF

Reuters reports that “Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.” Although the procedures are only at the research stage, they offer the promise of “intervening in the fertilization process to remove faulty mitochondrial DNA, which can cause inherited conditions such as fatal heart problems, liver failure, brain disorders, blindness and muscular dystrophy.” Critics of the procedure have claimed that it is “ethically suspect and would eventually lead to a eugenic ‘designer baby’ market.”

Read the article published by Reuters.