Birth of ‘3-Parent Baby’ a Success for Controversial Procedure

A few months ago, after a fertility procedure at a Mexican clinic, a healthy baby boy was born in New York to a couple from Jordan. It was the first live birth of a child that has been called — to the dismay of scientists who say the term is grossly misleading — a three-parent baby. “This is huge,” said Dr. Richard J. Paulson, president-elect of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, after the birth was reported on Tuesday. The method used to help the couple is one that reproductive scientists have been itching to try, but it is enormously…
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