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A baby boy, the first child to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, is now five months old. It is great news – the birth of a healthy baby conceived by this new procedure is a major step forward and will lead to a new way of preventing the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Joanna Poulton, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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