Tuesday, February 03, 2015

3 parent babies- is this the next leap forward

Britain is in the process of legalizing 3 parent babies in a novel form of embryo transfer to counter the effect of genetic abnormalities involving the mitochondria of the actual mother. The egg (ovum) of the mother has the nucleus removed from the ovum and transferred to another ovum from a healthy woman and which has normal mitochondria which later is used for fertilization from the father to produce what is called a 3 parent baby.
There are a few such children who are healthy thanks to the 3 parent conception method.
Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30510647
Also: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28986843