UK becomes first country to use Three Parents Babies Technique

UK- Three Parent Babies

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Ques: Which country becomes the First in initiating the concept of Three Parents Babies?

Ans: United Kingdom.


United Kingdom has become the first country to legalize the creation of three-parent IVF designer babies. UK initiated this by using Mitochondrial Donation Technique.

House of Commons had passed the bill that amends the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act (HFEA), 1990 on 3rd Feb, 2015 and House of Voted has also voted in favour.

Now UK’s fertility regulator Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) will decide how to license the procedure to prevent babies from inheriting deadly genetic diseases.

After looking over all the procedural nods and legalized terms, the first three parent baby may be born as early as 2016.

What is Three Parent Babies Concept?

Three Parent Babies are created with three genetic parents by involving cytoplasmic transfer in which the future baby’s mitochondrial DNA comes from a third party.

The Reason behind Implementing this Technique

This technique of creating Three Parents Babies is aimed to prevent babies from deadly genetic disease (mitochondrial diseases) including Diabetes mellitus and deafness and some heart and liver conditions.

Three Parents Babies are totally concerned to stop the diseases transferred into new born babies through their mothers.

The law to use this technique is only passed in UK till now.

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