Three-Parented Baby

October 20, 2016

 

 

According to BBC News online, the first baby to have come from "three person" fertility technique has just been born 6 months ago.

 

The 6 month old boy had a small amount of genetic code from a donor along with the DNA of his parents (mom and dad).

 

This new controversial technology is called mitochondrial donation. Its a method that uses the vital deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from the mother's egg that is fused with the mitochondria material from a donor egg to create a new egg that would be fertilized with the father's sperm.

 

This isn't the first infant that was born with the DNA information of three people. Mitochondria are in almost all of our cells that converts food into energy.

 

The UK has already passed laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.

 

"With radical new treatments like this there are always challenging ethical issues, however any concerns need to be balanced against the ramifications of not implementing such a technology when families are in need of it."

 

 

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