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Canada – Quebec judge invites province to recognize reality of multi-parent families

Source Ottawa Citizen

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge is inviting provincial lawmakers to consider the possibility of multi-parent families after a complex legal fight involving a little girl and three adults.

The three-year-old’s biological father asked to have his name put on the child’s birth certificate to replace that of a woman who was considered the toddler’s second mother but who is currently transitioning to a male.

He also asked the judge to change the child’s last name to his own.

In Quebec, the law recognizes only two parents for a child, and only their names are recorded on the birth certificate.

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Singapore – Debate over ethical issues of creating ‘three-parent babies’

Source The New Paper

A new method of creating “three-parent babies” has sparked discussion on whether the technology should be permitted for mainstream use.

Doctors said the risks are still unknown, while some religious groups raised concerns over the ethical issues that could arise.

Known as mitochondrial genome replacement technology, the method involves combining genetic material from a couple with that found in the egg of a female donor.
Babies born through this method would have the genetic makeup of these three people.

Last week, the Bioethics Advisory Committee launched a public consultation to discuss this technology.

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UK – Three-Parent Babies Must Be ‘Considered in an Ethical and Balanced Way’- Expert

Source: Sputnik News

British scientists have received the green light to create the country’s first so-called three parent babies.

The use of mitochondrial therapy been approved by the The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority three years after the therapy was legalized in the country.

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Britain’s first three-parent babies given green light by fertility chiefs

Source:  The Sun

Two women who risk passing on incurable genetic diseases to their kids got the ok from fertility chiefs for the pioneering method

Medics plan to use the method on two women who risk passing on genetic diseases to their kids. The unnamed pair have a mutation that leads to myoclonic epilepsy. The ailment hits one in 100,000 people, causing spasms that see lost muscle control, weakness, deafness, dementia and often death. In the treatment, once the mum’s egg is fertilised, the cell nucleus with the bulk of her and the dad’s genetic material is removed. The mutation is left behind, as it only occurs in the mitochondrial DNA which is not present in the nucleus.

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