A public consultation has shown broad support for controversial research being carried out at Newcastle University.
The DNA technique uses three people to create one baby in order to prevent genetic diseases being passed through generations.
The findings will now be passed to the government. If approved it could be law within five years. Opponents say it's unethical.
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