Fertility doctors have brought a baby to birth from an embryo created artificially with the biological substances of two women and one men.
That could be illegal in many places, so the American doctors went to Mexico to do the procedure. From the Science story:
Zhang reportedly used an approach called spindle nuclear transfer to create five human embryos. The method involves removing the nucleus—the bulk of a cell’s DNA—from one of the mother’s egg cells, and inserting that nucleus into a donor egg cell stripped of its own nucleus.
Tennessee mom Angel Watts turned to Facebook to locate her six unused embryos. Watts, 45, spent thousands of dollars on in vitro fertilization procedures in an effort to conceive a baby. She ultimately gave birth to two sets of twin...
The New York-based doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using DNA of three adults to create a child for a couple from Jordan who lost two children to a genetic disorder.
Last February, Carolyn Savage was implanted with the wrong embryo by an Ohio fertility clinic. After learning of the mistake, a devastated Savage decided to carry the child anyway—and hand him over to his biological parents. Savage,...