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5 reasons why 'Three Person IVF' is not really worth the trouble?

The introduction of 'In vitro fertilization' technique in the field of reproductive medicine came as a boon for thousands of couples who, until then, were left helpless by their inability to conceive. The hard work of Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards in developing this technique bore fruit in 1977, when Lousie Brown, the world's first 'test-tube baby' was born in Manchester.
This moment in history was glorified recently in the year 2010, when Edwards was given the Nobel Prize in Medicine. By now, the technique had helped thousands of families all over the globe and become simply known as IVF to one and all. But within a few years from this glorious moment, we are looking at yet another breakthrough in reproductive medicine, which goes much further than what IVF achieved. Instead of just fertilizing the eggs in a petri-dish, a 'The 'Three Person IVF' allows for fertilization of an egg, using DNA from three people, the father, the mother and a donor. The…