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Guardian: First UK licence to create three-person baby granted by fertility regulator

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Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to use the three-person baby fertility technique to prevent incurable genetic diseases being inherited by children.

The IVF method, in which babies are created with DNA from three people – the mother, father and a female donor – was approved as safe for clinical use in December.

The fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), issued its first licence for the procedure to the Newcastle Fertility Centre on Thursday.

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