Britain has become the first country to allow the creation of babies with DNA from three different people after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of new legislation.
MPs voted in favour of mitochondrial donation techniques by 382 to 128.
Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies with DNA from three different people after MPs overwhelmingly backed new legislation.
MPs voted in favour of mitochondrial donation techniques by 382 to 128 in the historic Commons vote.
Doctors say the treatment will mark a major step forward in preventing inherited diseases by allowing faulty DNA to be replaced.
But opponents argue that it could lead to so-called "designer babies" being created.
MPs will vote today on whether to legalise a controversial IVF technique using DNA from three people. Newcastle University led the research.Read the full story ›
The technique involves replacing DNA in an egg in order to prevent devastating inherited diseases from being passed on.Read the full story ›
A vote will be held later today on whether to legalise an IVF treatment using a part of another donor's egg.Read the full story ›
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A new centre which specialises in treating people with eating disorders has opened in Newcastle.
The day unit at The Walkergate Park Hospital will replace facilities at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Last year campaigners fought a decision by NHS England and North-East health trusts to close an award winning unit at the hospital.
Now, five inpatient beds will remain at the RVI. Sufferers of eating disorders have given the new unit a cautious welcome but say that more facilities are still needed.
Nurses across the region are being urged to record all the unpaid overtime they work.
The Royal College of Nursing Northern Region says its members feel they can not claim for any extra overtime they do.
From today the union will visit hospitals across the region asking members to record their extra hours on special forms, which it will then take to hospital trusts.
A new unit that will provide bespoke care and treatment for people suffering from eating disorders has opened in Newcastle.
The unit, at Walkergate Park hospital, will provide day care.
Experts say more medical help for sufferers is still needed.
It's hoped this unit will compliment the reduced services that are still on offer at the RVI.
MPs are to vote on whether the UK will become the first country in the world to legalise babies with three biological parents.Read the full story ›