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WE WILL SOON LIVE IN A WORLD 

OF “DESIGNER” BABIES
In February 2015, Britain became the first country to allow 

a “three-parent” IVF technique that has the potential to prevent
inherited mitochondrial diseases. The process combines DNA
from the parents with healthy mitochondria from a female donor.
Scientists at the University of Bath were able to 

precisely edit mouse DNA at the point of conception, 

a first step toward allowing human parents to choose 

their children’s genetic codes.
1 in 6,500
Number of babies
born with mitochondrial
disease

Published in: Healthcare

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