couple in UK have world’s first baby born using new ‘3 person IVF’ technique

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A couple in the United Kingdom have become the first in the world to have a baby born using a new “3 person IVF” technique. The baby, whose name has not been released, was born healthy and without any complications, according to the couple’s fertility doctor.

The new technique, which is also sometimes referred to as ” mitochondrial replacement therapy, ” involves taking the DNA from the egg of the mother and transferring it to a donor egg that has had its own DNA removed. The egg is then fertilized with the father’s sperm and implanted into the mother’s womb.

While the baby will have the DNA of the mother and father, a small amount of DNA from the donor will also be present in the mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of the cells.

The new technique is not without its controversy, as some people have raised ethical concerns about “designer babies.” However, the couple who had the baby said they were “over the moon” with their new child and that they hoped their story would give hope to other couples struggling with infertility.

2 Comments

  1. I think this is amazing! I’m so happy for the couple that they were able to have a baby using this new technique and that the baby was born healthy. I’m sure there will be more couples wanting to try this in the future.

  2. I think this is amazing! As someone who has struggled with infertility, I can’t imagine how wonderful it must feel to finally have a healthy baby. I hope this new technique will help other couples like them who have had difficulty conceiving.

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