3-parent IVF Technique

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 12, 2011 at 7:27 PM Research News   - G J E 4
A new fertilization treatment called as the 'three parent IVF' has been developed which involves the transfer of human genetic material between two fertilized eggs. This controversial fertility treatment has been developed at the Newcastle University. The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority has been asked to assess this in-vitro fertilization treatment.
 3-parent IVF Technique
3-parent IVF Technique

The treatment aims at helping couples with mitochondrial diseases which can lead to fatal heart problems, liver failure, brain disorders, blindness and muscular weakness. Couples who are at a risk of passing on these serious inherited disorders to their offsprings can have a healthy child with this treatment. The technique swaps DNA between two fertilized human eggs. Malfunctioning mitochondrial DNA are removed by intervening in the fertilization process.

Nuclear DNA is removed from the embryo within a day of uniting egg and sperm using IVF. It is then implanted into a donor egg, whose nucleus has been removed and discarded. Thus the resulting embryo inherits nuclear DNA (or genes) from both its parents. Only the mitochondrial DNA is from a second 'mother' who donated the healthy egg. For the using this technique new legislation is required.

Source: Medindia

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In vitro fertilization is beneficial treatment for infertile people. This technique has widely adapted all over the world due to its simple approach. Basically the man’s sperm and woman’s egg are combined together in laboratory for forming embryo. The embryos are then placed back inside women’s uterus to grow.

The success of this technique has largely seen in Israel’s hospital as they consist of high tech equipments like embryo scope time lapse system, good medical culture for embryo safety etc. which help doctors to choose right embryos for implantation.

Now there is advancement in the technique that uses DNA from three people to have child which prevent serious mitochondrial diseases that usually passed on from mother to child.

MaddoxBlack Saturday, January 31, 2015
3-parent IVF, or Mayan Sacrifice IVF? "Two fertilized eggs" is another way of saying "Two EMBRYOS" are required. Obviously the mitochondria from one embryo is taken and put into the other, but what happens to the first embryo? How is the mitochondria extracted? DOES THE EMBRYO SURVIVE??
karlp Saturday, March 12, 2011

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