Three-Parent Babies Could Eliminate Some Genetic Diseases

Doctors at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have developed a controversial IVF treatment which uses the DNA of three people in an effort to prevent debilitating or life-threatening genetic diseases in the child. With the help of a third female donor, doctors are hopefully they can replace defective DNA in a mother’s egg with healthy DNA. Newcastle University is the first facility in the U.K to be licensed to test this new treatment, with the first babies to likely be born at the end of 2017.

To learn more about this new IVF technique, you can ready more at The Telegraph.