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THE GIRL WITH 3 BIOLOGICAL PARENTS
Alana Saarinen had the DNA of about 3 people. Alana was born through an infertility treatment called cytoplasmic transfer. Her mom Sharon was trying to have a baby for over 10 years. 
Basically the cytoplasm (the gel-like substance inside the cells membrane) of a donor woman’s egg was transferred inside Sharon’s egg and then later fertilized with Sharon’s husbands sperm. The cytoplasm contained mitochondria so DNA was transferred into the developing child. This resulted in Alana having DNA from 3 people. 
Although Alana has DNA from a 3rd woman, she doesn’t consider her, her mom. 
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sixpenceee:

THE GIRL WITH 3 BIOLOGICAL PARENTS

Alana Saarinen had the DNA of about 3 people. Alana was born through an infertility treatment called cytoplasmic transfer. Her mom Sharon was trying to have a baby for over 10 years.

Basically the cytoplasm (the gel-like substance inside the cells membrane) of a donor woman’s egg was transferred inside Sharon’s egg and then later fertilized with Sharon’s husbands sperm. The cytoplasm contained mitochondria so DNA was transferred into the developing child. This resulted in Alana having DNA from 3 people. 

Although Alana has DNA from a 3rd woman, she doesn’t consider her, her mom. 

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