Tag: in vitro fertilization

Sep 28 2016

The world’s first baby with three parents was born

A boy is the world’s first baby that has the DNA of three people. The “three parent” technique allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies. In this case, the mother carries genes for Leigh syndrome in her mitochondrial genome. She is healthy but had lost her first two children to the disease …

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Jun 06 2016

Netherlands allows growing human embryos

The government of the Netherlands is willing to allow growing human embryos “under strict and limited conditions” for research purposes, which would give hope to parents who have problems conceiving. The Dutch minister of health, Edith Schippers, said the aim is to “give people the possibility of (healthy) children”. The research has to do with …

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