Australia, Three Parent

‘Three parent baby’ IVF technique on track to become legal in Australia

Source The Sydney Morning Heral

Kahlia Holroyd, a 25-year-old primary school teacher, loves children. But watching her older brother struggle with the debilitating effects of mitochondrial disease has made her question whether she should ever have her own babies.

But no longer. A Senate committee has carved a path for the Federal Government to move towards legalising the “three parent” IVF technique that would prevent babies being born with mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing organ dysfunction and death.

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