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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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Tories make up two-thirds of MPs who voted against IVF change

About two-thirds of the 128 MPs who voted against new regulations to allow mitochondrial donation are from the Conservative Party.

The breakdown of votes against the amendment was as follows:

  • 81 from the Conservative Party
  • 31 from Labour
  • 5 from the Liberal Democrat party
  • A handful from Ukip, SNP, SDLP and one independent MP

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