|starlight||Date: Saturday, 01-March-2014, 9:00 PM | Message # 1|
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|Britain is set to become the first country in the world to create babies with the DNA of three people after the government set out new draft regulations. |
The first three-parent babies could be born by 2015 after the government set out new draft regulations which will allow donor DNA from a 'second mother' to be implanted into a defective egg.
The procedure, which was developed British scientists, is currently banned, but ministers want to change the law to prevent children suffering debilitating conditions like muscular dystrophy.
The Department of Health has launched a consultation on draft guidelines which is due to end in May.
Under the new rules, IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) clinics will be able to replace a baby's defective mitochondrial DNA with healthy DNA from a female donor's egg.
It is controversial because it would result in babies having DNA from three people.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science....ar.html