Robert Meadowcroft, chief executive of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, which supports families affected by mitochondrial disease, welcomed today's vote in the House of Commons:
We have finally reached a milestone in giving women an invaluable choice, the choice to become a mother without fear of passing on a lifetime under the shadow of mitochondrial disease to their child. Today, MPs have responded to the broad public support for mitochondrial donation IVF, which follows years of ethical, scientific and public consultations ... The next step is for us to make sure peers are armed with the full facts surrounding mitochondrial donation IVF ahead of a debate in the House of Lords.
MPs have voted in favour of a ground-breaking but controversial technique that could see IVF babies conceived with DNA from three people.
A vote on three-parent babies, taking place today, could determine paediatric nurse Rachel Steel's chances of having her own healthy kids.
The parents of a baby with a life-limiting disorder say their future happiness will be decided by today's three-parent family vote.