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Scientists Create First Three-Parent Baby in Alarming Experimental Procedure

A baby with DNA from two mothers and one father has been born in the United Kingdom as a result of an experimental new reproductive procedure.

According to the Catholic News Agency, the British government allows the DNA alterations for human embryos at risk of serious mitochondrial diseases.

Earlier this week, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), a branch of the British health department, confirmed that the first baby in England was born as a result of the treatment. However, a report by The Guardian indicates there may be up to three more, according to CNA.

“Mitochondrial donation treatment offers families with severe inherited mitochondrial illness the possibility of a healthy child,” the HFEA said in a statement. “The HFEA oversees a robust framework which ensures that mitochondrial donation is provided in ..."