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IN Health & Fitness ON 29 Sep, 2016
The Americans are always one step ahead of the rest of the world, and their achievements are unbelievable!
American doctors have managed to bring a child on this earth with three-parent technique. Doctors carried out this impossible task by giving the baby DNA of mother, father, and donor.
A couple from Mexico invited American doctors to perform this task for them. Jordanian family had suffered many heartaches when they had to go through four miscarriages at the early stage of their marriage. Later, their two children died at the young age.
The couple wanted to have children, so they decided to use this technique. Scroll down to find out how it actually happened!
Dr. John Zhang travelled to Mexico for Jordanian couple and carried out this exceptional job of giving birth to a baby with three parents. Mexico created a law that supports this system; that's why they had to travel from America to Mexico. Even, UK allows the birth of babies using this technique.
If you look at the history, scientist and doctors have tried this method for more than five times, but they have failed completely. It's the sixth time when the team carried it out and succeeded.
The three-parent technique is used majorly because of the Mitochondrial disease that transfers from mother to child. The condition is also known as Leigh syndrome. It causes many disorders in a newborn baby, and hardly any of them survives. The few symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, and improper diet.
It also leaves red patches on your skin which happens because of deterioration of cells. It's caused due to a defect in Mitochondrial DNA.
The egg of a mother is taken, and a healthy mitochondrial cell is made from a donor. Scientist and Doctor then combine both the cells to create an egg that is later fertilised with sperms.
Nucleus decides our personality and behaviour. Most of the DNA are stored in it. Mitochondria is found inside the cell and converts the food into energy. Cytoplasm is where nucleus and Mitochondria are found. It is a jelly-like substance.
Dr. John Zhang took the responsibility on his shoulders and carried out this task successfully with complete dedication. His efforts along with the belief he has in his profession has brought success for him.
Science has achieved a lot, and many scientists are still researching around the world in different areas, about different things. What we'll unlock in future is hard to express, but this operation and giving birth to this child is a great achievement.
Leigh syndrome has taken many lives, but doctors have made it possible to find a solution to this genetical disorder. While Jordanian couple welcomes this child to their family, let's celebrate this achievement and hope for a better tomorrow.
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