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 ›
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 ›
The technique, developed in Newcastle, would allow babies to be created using DNA from three people, to eliminate genetic diseases.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 ›
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 ›
The Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £20m to help Newcastle University launch a national centre for the study of ageing.
The institute will develop dietary and exercise products that will help people live more comfortably in old age.
Mr Osborne said it was all part of his plan to create a 'northern economic powerhouse'.
A Northumberland family have said they are devastated by the NHS's decision on a muscular dystrophy drug.Read the full story ›
Police had to shut down an S&M and M&S-themed party in Newcastle after finding 250 students dressed in bondage, and others as grandparents.Read the full story ›
The stories behind the names on a Newcastle University First World War memorial are being researched and published in a digital book.Read the full story ›