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The Kids Are All Right: Children with 3-Way DNA Are Healthy

October 26, 2016

(Medical Xpress) – More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor.  Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The preliminary verdict: The kids are all right. With no sign of unusual health problems and excellent grades in school at ages 13 to 18, these children are “doing well,” said embryologist Jacques Cohen at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, where the treatment was done.

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