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A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

I have my parents, <i>and biotechnology</i>, to thank for bringing me into this world; I was an IVF baby. Given this intimate connection with technology and test tubes, you might think I'd be a cheerleader for <i>all</i> developments in the field. But a new technique under consideration has broad and troubling …

Genetics

One Egg Created From Two Mothers Could Prevent Genetic Disorders

Scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center have discovered a crazy sci-fi way to possibly prevent genetically-inherited diseases. This …

Three-person IVF: UK government backs mitochondrial transfer

The government is to push ahead with plans that would allow doctors to prevent major childhood diseases by creating IVF babies that have genetic material from three people.<p>The controversial procedure, called mitochondrial transfer, uses a snippet of DNA from a healthy female donor to prevent …

Britain ponders 'three-person embryos' to combat genetic diseases

If given green light, British scientists would be the first to offer treatments letting babies be born with DNA from three people<p>The government is considering whether to propose legal changes that would allow radical new treatments for families at risk of incurable genetic diseases that involve the …

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.<p>Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center, a member of one of two teams of U.S. …

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 May after a Philadelphia couple had cells from their IVF embryos sent to specialists in Oxford, who checked them for genetic abnormalities. The …

Genetic map helps untangle 'complex diseases' - Futurity

Scientists analyzed more than 120 million patient records to understand the genetic factors at play …

Designer babies: Is genetic screening healthy or harmful?

Day 6 speaks with doctors who have opposing views over eugenics<p>The U.S.-based genetic testing company 23andMe has patented a system for parents who …

Genetically Modified Cells Could Prevent Death From HIV/AIDS, Study Finds

Image credit: Getty Images<p>Using genetic modification to treat HIV could create cells that are resistant to the two major types of the virus, …

Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening

What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors …

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