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THE DOCTOR WHO DELIVERED THE WORLD’S FIRST ‘THREE-PERSON’ BABY

When reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang introduced a new in vitro fertilization technique at a medical conference in China in 1997, the audience responded with snickers and modest applause. “[They] told me my head was in the clouds,” Zhang recalls.

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Three-Parent Babies Actually Exist — & This Is How They’re Conceived

Last year, John Zhang, a New York endocrinologist who specializes in fertility, generated controversy when he announced that he helped a couple in Mexico have the first baby conceived with the genetic material of three different adults.

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The Fertility Doctor Trying to Commercialize Three-Parent Babies

The Fertility Doctor Trying to Commercialize Three-Parent Babies

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Fertility doctor offering to blend eggs from two women to make ‘three-parent’ babies

Dr. John Zhang is offering women in their 40s a “solution” for age-related infertility — swapping chromosomes between two women’s eggs, resulting in a child with, technically speaking, three genetic parents

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First baby born using 3-parent technique to treat infertility

This is the first baby to be born using a particular “3-parent-baby” technique to treat infertility.
The girl was born on 5 January in a fertility clinic in Kiev, Ukraine. “With the help of this method, a 34-year-old woman who had suffered from infertility for more than 15 years gave birth to a healthy baby that’s genetically her own,” said a statement from the Nadiya clinic

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Three-parent baby born to ‘infertile’ woman using controversial new IVF

Thousands of British couples who are struggling to have children could benefit from a new “three-parent” IVF technique that has enabled a previously infertile woman to give birth. Doctors announced yesterday that a healthy boy had been delivered after the world’s first operation of its kind, but some scientists warned that the treatment could be unsafe and could give women false hope.

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