In what promises to herald a new era in medicine, a five-month-old boy is world’s first baby to incorporate DNA from three people using a new fertility technique. Besides the usual DNA from his mom and dad, the baby also has a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors suggest the need to get rigorous checks done of this new and controversial technology called mitochondrial donation.
US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a genetic condition that his Jordanian mother carries in her genes.
[Source: BBC News]