Three-parent IVF in UK could move a step closer

The UK could move a step closer to allowing IVF babies with DNA from three parents - in a bid to stop a genetic defect.

Three-person IVF could Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Three-person IVF, two women and a man, could be used to combat fatal mitochondrial diseases, if a fertility watchdog gives the idea the go-ahead.

Children would predominantly have DNA from two people and a tiny amount from a third female donor.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will release the results of a public consultation and advise whether the government should change the law on three-parent children.