Thursday, December 5, 2019

A Baby Was Born With DNA From 3 People

A technique where the mother's DNA is removed from her egg and then placed inside a donor egg from another woman is called maternal spindle transfer. The egg is then fertilized and evolves into an embryo and is then transferred for pregnancy. A woman who had many failed cycles of IVF was able to give birth to a healthy baby boy, with this technique. According to Dr. Jonathon Tilly, mitochondria plays a key role with the development of embryos and fertilization. An abundance of data gathered suggests that people who have an infertility/ poor egg and embryo condition have mitochondrial dysfunction or deficiency.

I think this is a very interesting topic, many times infertility is blamed on other things such as birth control (which have no proven side affects of this), but a mitochondrial dysfunction/ deficiency makes sense. I also think it is great that there have been successful cases with the spindle transfer technique. I hope this can help many women in the future who have trouble with infertility and seek to have children.

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  1. I agree and find this article interesting. This technique can be so useful to people who are struggling to have a baby. This can also serve as an argument that birth control is safe because they said the problem came from Mitochondria and not any contraceptives.

  2. I think that this is an awesome discovery and technique! I have not heard of this technique being used to help women who have trouble with infertility, but I think that the successful cases of the spindle transfer technique are a good testament to its capabilities!