KIEV, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A healthy baby was born in Ukraine after being conceived by using DNA from three people, a Kiev-based private clinic of reproductive medicine has said.
The baby was born on Jan. 5 to a 34-year-old woman, who previously suffered infertility related to an early embryonic arrest, the Nadiya clinic said in a statement on late Tuesday.
According to the statement, the doctors used the so-called technique of "pro-nuclear transfer" to impregnate her.
Under the method, the nucleuses of reproductive cells of the woman and her husband were transferred into the healthy egg of the female donor, the statement said.
According to the clinical test results carried out in Ukraine and in Germany, the baby has approximately 25,000 genes inherited from the formal mother and father and 37 genes from the donor.
The newborn baby is presumably the second "three-parent" baby in the world. Last year, the fertility clinic in Mexico reported the birth of first ever such baby, which carries the DNA of three people.