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Three-parent DNA treatment for rare defect raises debate on PBS Newshour

[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]
February 3rd, 2016

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When women have defective mitochondria, their children can inherit terrible, sometimes fatal problems. A new technology, pioneered in England, adds healthy cellular structure from a third person, meaning that children are born with DNA from three people.

Host: William Brangham


  • Jeffrey Kahn, Ph.D. MPH,  is the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy and the Deputy Director for Policy and Administration at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics.
  • Marcy Darnovsky, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, a nonprofit organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of human genetic, reproductive, and biomedical technologies

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