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Continuing Research On Three-Parent IVF

More research is needed before “3-parent” fertility treatments designed to prevent some incurable inherited diseases can be considered safe for clinical use, a British expert panel said on Tuesday.The Human Fertilization and Embryology Autho…

More research is needed before “3-parent” fertility treatments designed to prevent some incurable inherited diseases can be considered safe for clinical use, a British expert panel said on Tuesday.

The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said the evidence suggested the methods — which have become known as 3-parent in vitro fertilization (IVF) because the offspring have genes from a mother, father and from a female donor — were safe, but more laboratory experiments should be done before they are used in clinics.

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