Research led by the Newcastle University has found it possible to sire a baby using two women, both of whom will be its biological mothers. In simple terms, it is now possible to have a baby with one father and two mothers; three parents who are its biological/genetic parents.
This is a controversial In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technique by scientists aimed at reducing the risks mothers have of passing defective genes to their babies. A move that will prevent the baby from having incurable genetic conditions, but critics argue that would be a step closer to having ‘designer babies’.
The technology will allow couples who were supposed to have children with horrific genetic diseases have healthy babies by using a second woman’s egg. Technically, the babies sired will have two genetic mothers, the woman that donated an egg, and the woman who is the spouse in the relationship.
It is said the scientist have been carrying out experiments in the labs on eggs and embryos for over a decade now. They have now reached a point where they are confident they can do human trials and treat the …read more