(Source: Christian News) – The United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to approve the creation of what has been called “three parent babies”—a move that has has generated applause as an important health advancement while others have expressed concern about the ethical aspects of the practice.
As previously reported, the practice involves in vitro fertilization (IVF), during which genetic material from the mother’s fertilized egg is transferred to the fertilized egg of a healthy donor that has had its nuclear DNA removed.
BBC News explains the first method: “Two eggs are fertilized with sperm, creating an embryo from the intended parents and another from the donors. The pronuclei, which contain genetic information, are removed from both embryos but only the parents’ are kept. A healthy embryo is created by adding the parents’ pronuclei to the donor embryo, which is finally implanted into the womb.” – Read More – Christian News