Well, today has certainly been an interesting day and I thought it would be great to share some of the fantastic news with you, my dear friends, colleagues, and patients.
I was reading an article recently in some tech magazine, or the like–I really cannot remember. And the focus was on human invention. The claim is that since the creation of the internet, mankind has had very few redefining creations (carefully excluding the personal and mobile technologies). Over the past hundred years, we have done some really great things, like creation of penicillin and going to the moon, creating the wheel, discovering fire. But as time progresses, according to the article, revolutionary ideas have slowed. They say that this is because the easy inventions have all been taken. New, revolutionary ideas are becoming more and more complex and costly. And this, to me is a rather bleak outlook.
In April we created the world’s first baby born from 3-Parent’s DNA. In September and October the world tuned in to hear the breaking news. And just today, the UK has passed legislation granting license to begin 3-parent treatments to prevent disease.
As you may all know, it has been a busy month for me and my team at New Hope Fertility Center. At the end of September, the first live birth using human oocytes reconstituted by spindle nuclear transfer for Mitochondrial DNA mutation was achieved by New Hope Fertility Center team.
As you may all know, the first live birth using human oocytes reconstituted by spindle nuclear transfer for Mitochondrial DNA mutation was achieved by New Hope Fertility Center. I believe this technique will revolutionize and change human reproduction.
In 2015, the United Kingdom instituted a change allowing for the use of three parent IVF. This new innovation has the potential to make having biological children an option for many women who are carriers of certain genetic diseases that can be passed down to their offspring. Despite the change in the United Kingdom, many still have questions about the use of three parent IVF and its ethics.