UK may allow 3 parent babies

Britain could become the first country in the world to allow babies to be born with three genetic parents to help stamp out serious diseases.

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Experts back ground-breaking 'three parent babies'

A recent public consultation found that 56% of those questioned were "very" or "fairly" positive about the treatments. Patient focus groups were said to be "extremely positive". Experts are also behind the procedures.

Scientists have developed ground-breaking new procedures which could stop these diseases being passed on, bringing hope to many families seeking to prevent their future children inheriting them.

It's only right that we look to introduce this life-saving treatment as soon as we can. What we're going to do now is start to develop the regulations, to consult on the regulations, and then to take them into Parliament.

– Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief medical officer

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