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- adj. Having three genetic parents; that is, having been produced by a process in which the nucleus of one egg is inserted into the cytoplasm of another egg, which contains mitochondrial DNA, and then the hybrid egg is fertilized by a sperm.
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Print Three-parent IVF needs more research, review says More research is needed into a controversial fertility treatment, known as three-parent IVF, before it can be considered safe for clinical use, a review has concluded.
The "three-parent IVF" technique pioneered at Newcastle University involves the transfer of human genetic material between two fertilised eggs.
"No matter how small the contribution from the egg of the donor woman, the fact remains that an attempt is being made to create a three-parent child," she said.
From synthetic life and three-parent embryos to the possibility of a new human ancestor and a habitable exoplanet, here are the breakthroughs that made us shout "Science!" the loudest this year.
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