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UK Scientists Create a Three-Parent Embryo

April 16th, 2010 04:11 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Troll-Under-D’Bridge writes “The BBC reports that British scientists have manufactured embryos containing genetic material from a man and two women. Under the procedure developed by scientists from Newcastle University, the nuclei from a father’s sperm and a mother’s egg are transferred into a second woman’s egg ‘from which the nucleus had been removed, but which retained its mitochondria.’ The research, which may ‘help mothers with rare genetic disorders have healthy children,’ used embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization treatment.”

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