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Doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what is a world first.

It is, however, not the first child born with DNA from three parents.

The baby girl, born on 5 January, is thought to be the world’s second “modern three-parent baby” – another child was created using a slightly different method in Mexico last year.

The Kiev team fertilised the mother’s egg with her partner’s sperm. They then transferred the combined genes into an egg taken from a donor.

The child has the genetic identity of the parents, alongside a tiny amount of DNA from the second woman.

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