Threesome: How to Make One Baby From Three People

Scientists in the U.K. and U.S. are trying to eliminate genetic diseases by using the DNA of three people to create one baby
Geneticists are working on a fertilization method designed to eliminate genetic diseases Photograph by UIG via Getty Images

Britain’s fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, has found broad public support for an in vitro fertilization technique that allows one baby to be created from the DNA of three people. Sorry, it’s neither kinky nor hot: The method is designed to eliminate genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy and mental retardation, which can be caused when children inherit abnormal mitochondrial DNA from their mothers.

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