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TODAY   |  February 27, 2014

FDA considering ‘3-parent babies’

The FDA is weighing a controversial proposal on a technique that would mix the genes of two women in the hopes of creating a healthier baby. Some scientists say it could prevent illnesses by eliminating defective genes.

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>> this sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie but could babies soon have three parents? the fda is weighing a controversial proposal on the matter, a technique using in vitro fertilization, mixing the genes of two women in the hopes of raising a healthier baby.

>> it could prevent illnesses by discarding genes that contain defects. it leads to the question of whether it could lead to the rise in so-called designer babies .

>> it raises a lot of