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‘Three-parent’ babies get UK House nod

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Published on February 27, 2015 with No Comments

Britain has become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a controversial technique aimed at preventing the passing on of deadly genetic diseases from mothers to children.

The House of Lords- the upper house of the British Parliament- voted 280 votes to 48 yesterday to approve changes to the invitro-fertilisation (IVF) law allowing fertility clinics to carry out mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) donation.

The bill was approved earlier this month by the House of Commons and clinics can apply for licences to use the technique from later this year

 

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