Today, we decided to shake things up and give you a “Three’s Company” edition of the show. It’s now possible for two ladies and one man to have a baby.
The United Kingdom recently announced this new form of in-vitro fertilization, which combines the genetics of not two, but three people. While this procedure was designed specifically to address medical concerns, it also enables many diverse families to make a baby.
And one of the biggest controversies surrounding this idea is that people may take advantage of it to create “designer babies.”
The bill to approve the use of this technique has been passed by British Parliament’s Lower Chamber and if passed next month by the Upper Chamber, the procedure could be legalized as early as October.
Fusion’s Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, Alexis Madrigal, joins AM Tonight to provide an informative and scientific explanation of this baby-making magic.