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Backing for three parent IVF

A report from an influential think tank could help clear the way to IVF babies being born with DNA from three different people.

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Think tank: Three parent IVF 'ethical'

If further research shows these techniques to be sufficiently safe and effective, we think it would be ethical for families to use them if they wished to, provided they receive an appropriate level of information and support.

"They could offer significant health and social benefits to individuals and families, who could potentially live their lives free from what can be very severe and debilitating disorders."

– Dr Geoff Watts, chairman of the Nuffield Council inquiry

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