The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved a research application from the Francis Crick Institute to use new ‘gene editing’ techniques on human embryos. Photograph: Getty

Scientists in Britain have been give the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research, using a technique that some say could eventually be(...)

Children conceived after mitochondrial donation would have “nuclear” DNA determining individual traits such as facial features and personality from its two parents, plus a tiny amount of mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) from an anonymous woman donor. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK has become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of IVF babies using DNA from three people. The first baby conceived a(...)

A mother who persuaded her adopted teenage daughter to become pregnant by artificial insemination because she wanted a baby for herself has bee(...)