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  • Three-Parent Baby' Fertility Technique Could Be Made Legal

    09/20/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2012 | Nick Collins
    A fertility treatment which eliminates hereditary disease by engineering babies to carry healthy DNA from a third biological parent could be legalised next year. Members of the public are being asked whether families with a genetic risk of incurable conditions like muscular dystrophy should be allowed to use the DNA of a third party to create healthy children. Although the resulting babies would inherit a small fraction of their DNA from the donor and not their mother or father, the procedure would spare all future generations from a host of rare and debilitating conditions. The technique is currently forbidden as...