You Adore Your Parents, But Would You Want Three Of Them? Now It Could Happen


While having more than two biological parents sounds like science-fiction, recent medical advances have made it a big possibility for the future.
Scientists in the U.K. have recently gotten permission from the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority (HFEA) to carry out a new in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique in a clinic at Newcastle University that, if successful, could prevent children from being born with certain genetic diseases — and give them three biological parents.

Developed by doctors in Newcastle, the treatment known as mitochondrial donation replaces the mother’s faulty mitochondria with healthy mitochondria from another woman.

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