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’3-parent’ fertility treatments planned in Britain

A move to create babies with DNA from three people to avoid passing on rare, incurable diseases has government backing in the U.K. The procedure, known as three genetic parents or mitochondrial replacement technology, involves DNA from a man’s sperm, nuclear DNA from a woman’s egg that would normally pass on the disease and healthy mitochondrial DNA from another woman.

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