Thursday, 11 April 2019

‘Three-person’ baby boy born in Greece

quote [ The baby was conceived using an experimental form of IVF that has been criticised by some experts. 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. ]

Interesting stuff. Controversial of course...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@4:32pmGMT]

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rhesusmonkey said @ 4:58am GMT on 12th Apr
Not controversial. Mitochondria are not part of a human, ergo it should not matter where you source it from.
You could sample the father's for example, and it should work just as well. Some people still carry their paternal mitochondrial DNA in addition to maternal (which is not supposed to happen, and is yet another kind of disease risk). Usually the mitochondria in the sperm dies after fertilization.

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