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Churches oppose plans for genetic test to help against abnormalities

The Church of England and the Catholic Church have called on politicians to prevent the creation of so-called three-person babies.

The procedure aims to prevent mothers from passing on serious and often fatal genetic diseases to their children.

It involves using DNA from both parents and a donor to create a baby free of genetic abnormality.

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 30 Jan 2015
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