Britain Votes On Allowing World's First 3-Parent IVF Babies

February 3, 2015 3:02 PM

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Britain Votes On Allowing World's First 3-Parent IVF Babies

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday could become the first country to allow a "three-parent" IVF technique which doctors say will prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step towards creating designer babies.

The treatment is known as "three-parent" in vitro fertilisation (IVF) because the babies, born from genetically modified embryos, would have DNA from a mother, a father and from a female donor.

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