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British scientists have approved the use of so-called three-parent baby fertility treatments, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures.
An independent panel of experts tasked with reviewing the safety of mitochondrial gene therapy said the practice should be cautiously adopted to prevent certain genetic diseases from being passed on to future generations. British MPs voted in February to allow the creation of In-Vitro Fertilisation babies with DNA from three people.
Doctors want to make babies from three people to prevent diseases that starve the body of energy, leading to brain damage, muscle wasting and heart failure. It is worth recalling that a baby has been born from the technique in Mexico.

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