United Kingdom House of Commons Votes to Allow Creation of Babies With DNA From Three People

DNA spelled out with lab equipment

Members of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom have voted to allow the creation of babies with DNA from three people to prevent genetic diseases from being passed on by the parents. Members of Parliament voted 382 for allowing the technique and 128 against.

Members of the House of Lords will still need to debate and vote on the issue, and it will need to be licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. If the law passes, a baby with three genetic parents could be born as early as 2016.

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via BBC News, Warren Ellis

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