Fertility doctors in Greece and Spain claim they made medical history this week after a healthy baby boy was born using the genetic information from three parents.
become the first nation to legalize a “three-parent” IVF technique. The method is said to raise ethical concerns with scientists because the genetic engineering has the potential to impact the genes of future generations. They also fear it could lead to the rise of “designer babies.”
Scientists from the Institute of Life in Athens worked in collaboration with Spanish research company Embryotools after five years of research. They say the results will help countless people to realize their dream of becoming parents.
“For the first time in the world, a woman’s inalienable right to become a mother with her own genetic material became a reality,” Dr. Panagiotis Psathas, the president of the Institute of Life, said in a release.
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