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UK doctors plan country’s first three-person fertilization procedure

UK officials have approved two women for mitochondrial replacement therapy, the fertilization procedure that results in a baby technically parented by three people, the Guardian reports. The procedure, which still isn’t approved in the US, was legalized in the UK in 2015 and the Newcastle Fertility Centre, where the two women will be treated, was granted a license to perform the procedure last March. While it’s not the first time a procedure like this has been done, it is the first time it will happen in the UK.

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