The experimental form of IVF uses an egg from the mother, sperm from the father, and another egg from a donor woman. It was developed to help families affected by deadly mitochondrial diseases which are passed down from mother to baby. It has been tried in only one prior case – a family from Jordan

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It has been recently reported that a 32 year old Greek woman is 27 weeks pregnant with a child who was conceived after a mitochondrial replacement technique (MRT) – in this case Maternal Spindle Transfer (MST). If true, this would be just the third birth following a reproductive technique that mixes the DNA of three people

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It seems impossible, right? We have been taught from the time we were young that babies are made when a sperm and an egg come together, and the DNA from these two cells combine to make a unique individual with half the DNA from the mother and half from the father. So how can there be a third person involved in this process?

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Two women with gene mutation that causes degenerative disorder will undergo mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT)

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A startup called Darwin Life says it will use a controversial fertility technique to help forty-somethings get pregnant

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Jill Neimark writes: When it comes to the genetic lottery, I’ve been lucky in a lot of ways—and unlucky in others. I was bequeathed my mother’s connective tissue anomalies, the celiac disease that runs on her side, and my father’s asthma, along with assorted other miseries. I was born by Caesarean section because my mother had a septate uterus, as do I.

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But the child’s parents have decided to forego long-term monitoring by researchers

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A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of “three-person IVF”

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