Baby with 3 Parents: Genetic Technique Offers Hope, Controversy


We learned this week about the first baby born with DNA from three different people. The controversial procedure was tried so that a Jordanian couple could avoid passing on a fatal genetic disease carried by the mother, and it appears to have been successful. 

A photo of the baby, born in New York, shows it being held by Dr. John Zhang, one of the pioneers of the procedure. 

The news offers hope for women who know they are carriers of certain conditions that can cause serious if not fatal problems for the babies. 

Joining host Eddie Arruza to explain this revolutionary procedure is Dr. Elizabeth McNally, a cardiologist, a geneticist and the director of Northwestern Medicine's Center for Genetic Medicine.


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