Our latest list: 20 Three-Parent Baby Mind-blowing Facts You Need to Know. What would you think if we told you that two women and one man agree to give birth to a baby? Don’t get too excited guys. It may sound too good to be true to some of you, but it’s not as fun as you may think.
A three-parent baby refers to the human offspring that will be produced from the genetic material of one man and two women. Through an assisted reproductive technology, that is. The reproductive technologies used by scientists to produce three-parent babies, help women to overcome infertility.
The good news is that the first 3-parent-baby born in a clinical trial to treat infertility is already a reality. Intrigued? We are so without further ado, here follow 25 Three-Parent Baby Mindblowing Facts You Need to Know.
Greece hosted the clinical trial
Spain contributed in the medical achievement
Is it a boy or a girl?
Baby's weight is perfectly normal
The mother of the boy is a 32-year-old Greek woman. Her name is Matina Karavokyri.
This was her fifth attempt
She suffered from Endometriosis
No fear or stress
The baby looks like his daddy
Medical history in the making
How exactly it helps infertile couples though?
Ethical dilemmas are popping up
The risks of this technique aren't really known
This procedure's banned in the US
But it's allowed in the UK
Once upon a time in Mexico
The medical trial will continue
He won’t allow any negative criticism to discourage him and his team from making so many couples – who can’t have kids – happy.
Targeting a specific group
Will the baby have three parents really?
The scientists involved insist that the whole “three-parent baby” is more of a media stunt, than a future reality. During the IVF treatment, doctors take the nucleus of the infertile woman’s egg, which keeps the majority of her genetic material.
They transfer it then into the donor egg after they have removed its own nucleus first. There, the infertile woman’s nucleus will be encircled by healthy mitochondria.