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UK moves closer to 'three-parent babies' after historic vote

Britain has moved a step closer to becoming the first country 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.

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MPs pave way for 'three-parent babies' in historic vote

MPs made history today by voting to legalise a new fertilisation technique that creates so called 'three-parent babies'.

The technique allows genetic material donated by a third person to be used to eliminate life-threatening conditions in new babies.

If the amendment passes the House of Lords, Britain would be the first country in the world to allow the ground-breaking technique.

ITV News' Health Editor Rachel Younger reports:

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