'It is time to make' three-person babies
It is time to start making babies from three people, according to scientists advising the UK's fertility regulator.
The move has been described as "historic", and the regulator will make its decision next month.
Doctors want to make babies from three people to prevent diseases that starve the body of energy, leading to brain damage, muscle wasting and heart failure.
However, fresh evidence suggests it will fail in one in eight pregnancies.
Three-person IVF replaces the defective power packs in the mother's egg - called mitochondria - with healthy ones from a donor woman.
A... read more
- 17:14 Boss praises firemen for saving his business from serious fire
- 17:14 Crunch! Watch as police seize and crush uninsured criminal's car
- 17:13 Air Cadets call for new members to join
- 17:12 Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US
- 17:12 Should 'catfishing' be made illegal?
- 17:11 INTERVIEW: John Shuttleworth
- 17:11 Lincolnshire County Councillors agree to public consultation on...
- 17:11 How the brush strokes used by Van Gogh and Seurat were pioneered...
- 17:10 Mourinho on Rooney's decision to stay at Manchester United
- 17:10 RGC must continue to learn lessons says coach Phil John
- 17:10 Running advice from a professional: Olympic champion Desiree Henry
- 17:10 Europa League team of the week: Which Manchester United star made...
- 17:10 Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson engage in epic back and forth...
- 17:10 Jurgen Klopp reveals injury to Liverpool star in training: Two...
- 17:10 Andy Hinchcliffe predicts Championship promotion race: These four...
- 17:10 Chelsea plot Serie A raid: Blues keen on Lazio star, £21m fee...
- 17:09 Penrith man admits child porn crimes
- 17:09 Team news, predictions and key battles ahead of Grimsby Town's...
- 17:08 Images released after shop thefts totalling over £2,000
- 17:08 Perfect storm as Wetherby residents object to green belt plans
- 17:08 Campaign to name Harrogate bypass after legendary historic figure
- 17:08 WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos
- 17:08 Single white rose tribute to Melton councillor Val Manderson
- 17:07 Manchester City ace: I want to play with this Liverpool star
- 17:07 Lincolnshire County Councillors agree to public consultation on...
- 17:07 Antonio Conte puts Chelsea players through their paces with Blues...
- 17:07 Coventry City boss Russell Slade to set Kwame Thomas 'targets'
- 17:06 Lincolnshire County Councillors agree to public consultation on...
- 17:05 Sacked slimming shop manager who called customer fat tapes 'house...
- 17:05 Rapist who carved name into schoolgirl’s arm then left her for...