First baby using controversial new IVF treatment born last month

A baby born recently in Toronto is the world’s first to be conceived with a new in-vitro fertilization treatment for parents who have had no luck with IVF in the past. This new (and controversial) IVF technique, called Augment, was developed by biotech firm OvaScience of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It uses the energy-producing mitochondria from immature egg cells to supplement mitochondria in existing eggs.    

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