New Baby Boy

A baby boy was born to a Jordanian couple who underwent mitochondrial transfer therapy performed by a New York-based team to prevent passing on a fatal mitochondrial disease to him, New Scientist reports. The baby, who was born five months ago, appears to be doing well so far, it adds.

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