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What's Next in the Science of Creating Babies

n 1977, two British scientists combined a sperm and egg in a petri dish. A year later Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" was born. At the time, the pioneering technique seemed like something out of science fiction, but more than 5 million babies later, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become commonplace in assisted reproductive technology. Now, nearly 40 years later a baby boy has been born with DNA from three people.
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