NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people.
The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother.
The birth, of a boy, is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. Scientists are scheduled to make a fuller presentation at a meeting next month.
The magazine New Scientist said the baby was born five months ago to Jordanian parents, and that they were treated in Mexico by a team led by Dr. John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center in New York. The technique is not approved in the United States, but Zhang told the magazine, “To save lives is the ethical thing to do. MORE