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Claire.

World's First 'Three-Parent' Baby

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Claire.

Welcome the First "Three-Parent" Baby Into the World

An exclusive report by Jessica Hamzelou in New Scientist confirms that the first child with DNA from three parents was born five months ago after American doctors performed a mitochondrial donation in Mexico. Though the idea is controversial and sounds like the makings of a sci-fi movie, the researchers had good reason for attempting the technique. Using DNA from a donor egg allowed them to bypass a fatal genetic disease carried by the child’s mother.

Read more: Smithsonian

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