Nature: ‘Three-parent baby’ claim raises hopes — and ethical concerns

September 28, 2016

A reported world-first in fertility therapy — a baby boy conceived using a controversial technique that mixes DNA from three people — has made headlines across the world. But with no way of verifying the claim because the specialists behind the procedure will not release data until October, some researchers are questioning the ethics of the procedure. In particular, they ask why the US-based team behind the operation chose to carry it out in Mexico, a country with less-clear oversight of human-embryo modification than, for instance, the United Kingdom or the United States.

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Jezebel: The Doctor Who Oversaw the Creation of 3-Parent Baby Explains the IVF Breakthrough

September 28, 2016

Dr. John Zhang of Manhattan’s New Hope Fertility Center has long performed miracles for fertility-challenged couples. In a typical year, his futuristic-looking clinic (its sleek all white-interior looks like something out of a 2001: A Space Odyssey-themed spa) oversees hundreds of births.

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Fox News: First-ever baby born with DNA from 3 people

September 28, 2016

A controversial technique that uses DNA from three parents has resulted in the first-ever birth of a child, a team of American scientists in Mexico confirmed Tuesday.
The technology allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies and, while not approved in the United States, is legal in the United Kingdom.

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CBS: It’s a boy! First baby born with DNA from 3 parents

September 28, 2016

In what experts are calling a “revolutionary” medical event, the first baby with DNA from three parents has been born. The little boy, now nearly six months old, was conceived using a controversial technique meant to help people who carry genes for fatal rare diseases. The procedure received widespread media attention when lawmakers in the U.K. became the first to approve its use last year. It is not approved in the U.S.

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CNN: It’s a (controversial 3-parent baby technique) boy!

September 28, 2016

A healthy baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico that has some in the medical community rejoicing and others concerned.The divide is due to the method of conception: a three-parent technique called “spindle nuclear transfer,” the details of which were published Tuesday in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

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CBC: Genetically modified baby born with DNA from 2 women

September 28, 2016

A baby boy has been born using a “three parent” technique that combines DNA from three individuals, researchers report.

The now-five-month-old was born to Jordanian parents, carried by a 36-year-old mother who had four pregnancy losses and two deceased children who had Leigh syndrome. Leigh syndrome is a fatal disorder that breaks down the central nervous system, resulting in loss of motor skills and mental ability.

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The Washington Post: First-ever baby born using ‘three parent’ genetic engineering technique

September 27, 2016

According to an exclusive report in New Scientist, a breakthrough birth occurred under the radar some five months ago. With the help of John Zhang from the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City, a Jordanian couple conceived and gave birth to a child with more than two genetic parents.

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The Telegraph: World’s first baby born of three-parent baby technique

September 27, 2016

Scientists revealed the birth of a baby boy, now five months old, using DNA from three parents. Fertility experts hailed the breakthrough as “great news and a huge deal” for the future of reproduction.

But they expressed concern that it was only achieved because US scientists crossed the border to Mexico to take advantage of lax regulation.

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The New York Times: Birth of Baby With Three Parents’ DNA Marks Success for Banned Technique

September 27, 2016

A few months ago, after a fertility procedure at a Mexican clinic, a healthy baby boy was born in New York to a couple from Jordan. It was the first live birth of a child who has been called — to the dismay of scientists who say the term is grossly misleading — a three-parent baby.

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The Guardian: World’s first baby born from new procedure using DNA of three people

September 27, 2016

The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment.

The baby was born on 6 April after his Jordanian parents travelled to Mexico where they were cared for by US fertility specialists.

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New York :World’s First 3-Parent Baby Is a Healthy Boy

September 27, 2016

A Jordanian couple welcomed their son on April 6 after some genetic splicing in Mexico meant to ensure the baby wouldn’t inherit a fatal condition that the mother carries. He’s the world’s first so-called three-parent baby using a new IVF technique.

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Independent: World’s first baby born with controversial new ‘three-parent’ technique

September 27, 2016

The world’s first child created using a controversial “three-parent” baby technique has been born in Mexico, it has been announced.

Limited details about the birth were revealed ahead of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s scientific congress in Salt Lake City next month, where it will be discussed more fully.

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