A Child From Three Parents, or the Newest Reproductive Method Can Help Hopelessly Infertile People

A Child From Three Parents, or the Newest Reproductive Method Can Help Hopelessly Infertile People

9 months ago in the conditions of the laboratory there was  observed a breakthrough in reproductology. The essence of the method is that the eggs of a female donor and the patient are fertilized. Two nuclei are taken from the mom’s cell. Then the nuclei are transferred to the donor’s cell.

Ukrainian doctors have formed an embryo from the nucleus of the father and mother, and placed in the donor’s egg. A child has a minimum number of genes from another woman.

The cell membrane and the environment, or the so-called mitochondria, belong to the donor. Formally, it has the DNA of one man and two women. The main genetic material of the father and mother is contained in the nuclei, and in the mitochondria there is a meager percentage of non-native DNA. However, these are the healthy mitochondria that resemble power plants, which give energy for embryo development.

“The genetic material from the donor will not be able to manifest itself during life, well, at least all our knowledge proves this. These genes do not determine the mental faculties, the color of the eyes, the shape of the face”, the doctors assure.

Scientists insist that this method has medical indicators. Approximately 20 thousand couples per year around the world have got the opportunity to have a genetically owned child, though medicine was powerless earlier.

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