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Three-parent baby born to 'infertile' mother is unethical, say British experts

April 11, 2019 / Sarah Knapton

baby has been born using the DNA of a ‘second mother’ to allow an infertile woman to become pregnant in a procedure that has been criticised by scientists and the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA). Britain became the first country in the world to legalise so-called three parent babies to help women avoid passing on deadly hereditary disease. Until this week only one child has been born so far from the technique in Mexico, but on Wednesday Greek and Spanish doctors announced they had used the controversial procedure to help an infertile woman have a baby. The team took genetic material from the egg of the mother-to-be and inserted it into another woman’s egg before fertilising it.