I am Rob Stein, NPR science desk correspondent and first non-Ukrainian journalist to see Ukrainian fertility clinic scientists demonstrate how they create “three-parent” babies. Ask me anything!
I recently traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, to gain unusual access to a private fertility clinic. I am the first foreign journalist to see a demonstration of how scientists create "three-parent" babies — a procedure prohibited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s the only known clinic to help infertile women bear children using three parents’ DNA. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/06/615909572/inside-the-ukrainian-clinic-making-3-parent-babies-for-women-who-are-infertile
I’m also the first journalist to interview any mother of any “three-parent” child – the mother of a 15-month-old boy who is one of the four children who has been produced using DNA from three different people by the clinic. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/06/616334508/her-son-is-one-of-the-few-children-to-have-3-parents
I’ve covered health and medicine for over 30 years. I track genetics, stem cells, cancer research, and other science and medical policy news. https://www.npr.org/people/146944972/rob-stein
*Edit* I'm signing off, but thanks for a great AMA, Reddit!