Three-parent babies: What do you think?

Three-parent babies: What do you think?

You would have to be living in a parallel universe to have missed the news this week that allowing the IVF technique for three-parent babies got the go head in Parliament.


Three-parent babies could be born in the UK as early as next year, following MPs vote to change the law to allow the new controversial IVF technique.

After winning a majority vote in Parliament, doctors in Britain will, for the first time, be allowed to use the DNA of a 'second mother' into one IVF embryo to help prevent babies at risk of mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondrial donation will not only modify the human genetic make-up of the IVF babies created by the process, but also of future generations of children within those families.

The DNA for mitochondria - tiny compartments within cells which unlock the energy from food - is passed from mothers to children, so a donor woman's mitochondria might stop the disease.

The news has created a huge ethical debate about whether this should be allowed.

What do you think? We want to hear your views in our forum.


Related Articles

How young should tots socialise?
How young should tots socialise?
How young should we encourage tots to socialise? New research suggests that...
Model shares intimate family shot
Celebrity mums & dads
Model shares intimate family shot
Victoria's Secret model shares intimate family picture... Have you seen...
What parental advice works for you?
What parental advice works for you?
What parental advice works for you? There's a fine line between helpful advice...


Parenting Q & A with the Three Day Nanny

Well known as C4’s Three Day Nanny, Kathryn’s expertise covers sleep problems, eating and weaning, behavior and discipline

Cool kit travel systems

Clever stroller-car seat combos can really take a load off when travelling with baby
contractions-what-do-they-feel-likeLabour and Birth

How to handle contractions in labour

What do contractions really feel like and how can you tell you're in labour?

WIN a Milton Sterilising Starter Kit

Keep your home germ-free and enter our competition for your chance to WIN a complete sterilising starter kit from Milton.

Win a Naturalmat Organic Bedding Set

Enter our competition for your chance to win a Toddler Bedding Set worth £150

Get an exclusive 20% off at The Bonnie Mob

The Bonnie Mob is a British brand of colourful, durable and fun kidswear, from newborn to seven