In Mexico, the New Hope Fertility Clinic is to implement the controversial “three-parent IVF” procedure for twenty “client” couples over the next six months. Thus twenty children of exclusively foreign parentage will be born using this technique in Mexico, in 2017. This announcement comes a few months after the first birth of a three-parent child in this clinic.
Clinic Director, Alejandro Chavez-Badiola, denies “that the procedure is being carried out in Mexico to avoid regulations”. “It’s wrong to say that there are no rules in Mexico,” he stated, emphasising the presence of an Ethics Committee and its next meeting with the Mexican Government. He also added that details about the health of the first baby born through three-parent IVF will be published over the next few weeks”.
New scientist, Michael Le Page (9/12/2016)