World's First Baby Born Using New Technique That Combines DNA Of 3 Parents

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The world learned this week about a baby who's one in more than 7 billion.

He is the first human to be conceived using a new technique that combines the DNA of three parents, instead of two. The boy, born in Mexico in April to Jordanian parents, was conceived with DNA from two women and one man, in order to prevent him from inheriting a potentially fatal genetic disease from his mother.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with STAT reporter Andrew Joseph about the new technique, and the medical and ethical questions it raises.


Andrew Joseph, reporter with STAT News. He tweets @DrewQJoseph.

This segment aired on September 28, 2016.


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