Sharon Begley

Reuters

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Health and science correspondent for Reuters; former Science Editor at Newsweek magazine

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Medical advisers to the US Food & Drug Administration held hearings this week on whether to approve a controversial procedure called "three-parent in vitro fertilization.”

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