Babies With Three Genetic Sources
on 11 February 2015
Britain is hoping to alter the desperate future of children diagnosed with damaged mitochondria before they’re even born. Through a possible “mitochondrial donation,” women will be able to donate their healthy eggs to a mother whose fertilized egg contains damaged mitochondria. The only kicker to the transplant operation is that the child born from the donation will then carry the genes of three people: the father, mother and the woman who offered up the egg.