Three-parent babies approved in UK

Scientists in the United Kingdom have been given the thumbs up to carry out a treatment that will make it possible for babies to be made from three parents.



Regulators have approved tests at a clinic at Newcastle University that make an embryo from two women and one man. It's done by replacing a weak portion of one woman's DNA with the healthier DNA of another woman.



Scientists hope this will decrease a child's chances of developing diseases such as diabetes, heart problems and epilepsy. They say they hope to help stop passing on serious genetic diseases to future generations.



The facility will now need to apply to conduct the process on a case-by-case basis.


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