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Babies with DNA of ‘two mothers’ could be born in 2017

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Babies with DNA of ‘two mothers’ could be born in 2017
Three-parent babies could finally be born in Britain next year after a panel set up by the fertility watchdog to assess the science said clinics should be granted permission to perform the procedure.

The fertility technique, which was developed by British scientists, allows doctors to replace an egg’s defective mitochondrial DNA with healthy DNA from a female donor to prevent children suffering debilitating conditions such as muscular dystrophy.

It is controversial because it would result in babies born with the DNA of three people – and effectively, two mothers.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/11/30/babies-dna-two-mothers-could-born-2017/