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Dr. Paulson in The New York Times

LA Fertility Center in the NY Times

Birth of Baby With Three Parents’ DNA Marks Success for Banned Technique


LA Fertility Center in the NY Times A sperm being injected into an egg during an in vitro fertilization procedure. Credit Jean-Paul Chassenet /Science Source
A few months ago, after a fertility procedure at a Mexican clinic, a healthy baby boy was born in New York to a couple from Jordan. It was the first live birth of a child who has been called — to the dismay of scientists who say the term is grossly misleading — a three-parent baby.

“This is huge,” said Dr. Richard J. Paulson, president-elect of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, after the birth was reported on Tuesday.

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