Creating Babies With DNA From 3 Parents: U.K. May Allow Controversial Technique

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    Jun 30, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/28/babies-with-dna-from-3-parents_n_3516000.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003
  • carew28

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    Jul 01, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    If you read the article closely, I think you'll find that the baby will still basically have only 2 genetic parents. I think that mitochondrial DNA is outside the nucleus of the egg, and doesn't combine with the rest of the DNA when the egg and sperm unite. The mitochondrial DNA of the donor egg would indeed be passed on to the child. But the child's genes would actually come from the the sperm, and from only one egg, which would actually supply the genetic material. Mitochondrial DNA is a form of non-recombinant DNA.
  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    Mitochondrial transfer procedure could prevent mothers passing on devastating genetic conditions to their children

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jun/28/uk-government-ivf-dna-three-people

    Mitochondrial DNA
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_DNA
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    Jul 02, 2013 12:48 AM GMT
    LOL@ 2 sperm in one egg. They simply remove the nucleus of an egg and implant it in another cell body. The sperm then fertilizes it. I think out of the thousands of genes you'd get from the 2 parents(25K I think, can't really remember), you would have 13 from the other for the Mitochondrial DNA. The mitochondria is pretty much the power plant of your cells. It's a really simple but delicate procedure that saves people from a lot of headache and pain.
  • conservativej...

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    Jul 07, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    It could be that a baby not have two parents but many parents and not all DNA even from an individual or individuals. But then, rocking the world is the way to go.

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