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MPs back three-person baby fertility technique

MPs have given their backing to a scientific technique which allows the creation of babies using DNA from three people.

Members were given a free vote on the issue, as a matter of conscience, with MPS voting 382 to 128 in favour.

The technique uses a modified version of IVF to combine the DNA of the two parents with the healthy mitochondria of a donor woman.

Mitochondria are the tiny compartments inside nearly every cell of the body that convert food into useable energy.

The BBC's Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 03 Feb 2015
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