UK becomes first country to allow ‘three-parent’ babies

February 3, 2015 4:03 PM

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UK becomes first country to allow ‘three-parent’ babies

Britain on Tuesday created history by becoming the first country to legalise children conceived with DNA from three parents after lawmakers voted in favour of the controversial procedure that sparked a fierce ethical debate with senior Church figures.

In the House of Commons, 382 MPs were in favour and 128 against the technique that stops genetic diseases being passed from mother to child.

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