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Britain’s House of Lords Approves Conception of Three-Parent Babies

(The Guardian) – Britain has become the first country in the world to permit the use of “three-person IVF” to prevent incurable genetic diseases. The House of Lords voted by 280 votes to 48 on Tuesday evening to approve changes to the law allowing fertility clinics to carry out mitochondrial donation. Babies conceived through this IVF technique would have biological material from three different people – a mother, father and a female donor.

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