Designing babies or saving lives in Mexico?

9/29/16 BBC News


The headlines earlier this week that a baby had been born using DNA from three people got the world very excited – no more so than in Mexico, where the technique was carried out.

The US team at New Hope Fertility Clinic in New York, led by Dr John Zhang, had to travel to their Mexico clinic in Guadalajara to carry out the procedure, which is effectively banned in the United States. Dr Alejandro Chavez-Badiola heads up the Mexico clinic and worked with Dr Zhang on the procedure. He says the procedure has been misrepresented in the media since the story broke.

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