Indian J Med Ethics 2018 Apr-Jun;3(2):169. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
Director, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.,
The UK was the first country to legalise mitochondrial donation in October 2015 (1). In 2016, the first three-parent baby was born in Mexico (2) and the US Food and Drug Administration declared that further research on mitochondrial donation is ethically permissible (3). It has now become an important issue, raising as it does, the spectre of "genetically modified designer babies".