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Thursday, 19 January 2017

One Baby Born To Three Parents...

A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.



The boy was conceived using DNA from his mother and father but also from an egg donor in a technique called pronuclear transfer, said Valeriy Zukin, director of the Nadiya private fertility clinic in Kiev.

“It is the first delivery (using) pronuclear transfer all over the world,” Zukin told AFP.

The clinic said in a statement that the 34-year-old mother gave birth to a healthy boy on January 5 after trying for a baby for more than 15 years and undergoing several failed rounds of IVF

This became possible after the woman’s eggs were fertilised with her partner’s sperm, but then their nuclei were transferred to a donor’s egg which had previously been stripped of its own nucleus.

As a result of the procedure, the egg was almost entirely made up of genetic material from the couple, plus a very small amount (some 0.15 percent) of the female donor’s DNA.

Zukin said he hopes the pronuclear transfer technique could help other women whose embryos stop developing at a very early stage of development during cycles of IVF.

The boy is considered to be the second “three-parent” baby after a similar baby was born in Mexico in 2016 after the use of a different technique.

Zukin said the pronuclear transfer method could be used to help women who suffer from a rare condition called embryo arrest.

Zukin estimated that annually some two million women across the world try to have a baby using IVF and around 1 percent of these suffer embryo arrest.

“So I think approximately 10-20 thousand women per year could be potential candidates for using this method,” Zukin said.

Experts urged caution over using the method as a fertility treatment, however, stressing that it was intended for those at very high risk of passing on serious genetic disease.

“Caution and safety assessment is urged before widespread use of this technology,” said Yacoub Khalaf, director of the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, quoted by the Science Media Centre website.

AFP

24 comments:

LUCILE COCONUT OIL ABUJA 07059605320 Pin- 2BC6235E said...

Waoh,science

Intelligentsia princess said...

Nawaaah.
Technology is becoming something else.
Congratulations to the couple

Blackberry said...

Must have been very expensive, TTC must be defeated.

Baby_kingsway said...

Welcome to the world, little one...

patt ogar said...

Repent

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

Huh?

HummingBird said...

Na WA for science o

Rhoda Rex said...

Hmmmn

Sabongida Ora cutest said...

Very interesting type of assisted reproductive technique . And I think those who have had unsuccessful IVF's should consider this pro nuclear procedure...
The cell nucleus is the most important part of the cell that carries all traits .. so nothing significant to be worried about the donor's egg! Since the nucleus is been stripped off leaving the cell mambrane. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ I'm impressed

lolah said...

Wtf

young FOREVER said...

Hian. Technology!!!!

Chinny Baby said...

Bekee bu agbara. Kudos

Starjoy said...

See science

Mao Akuh said...

That's how they will create aliens like play-like play.

vivian stephen said...

Weird!

Anonymous said...

From?

Spidex said...

Hw asikwa no gini

Anonymous said...

34yrs old woman,been trying for a baby for 15yrs,so she has been on the journey since the age of 18yrs...congrats to them

charitybino said...

Science and Tech be advancing everyday. To God be the glory for the knowledge and success.

ThatDeafIsokoBoy said...

Na wa. Nothing we no go see

marcella kings said...

This is a wow....technology @ its peak...welcome baby

Tetrina said...

Hahahahah

Tetrina said...

😘😘😘

Anonymous said...

Pls any latest on mmm?

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