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(CNN)UK scientists have been given the go-ahead to carry out a treatment that will make it possible for babies to be made from two women and a man.
Mitochondria are small structures found in our cells that generate the cellular energy used to power every part of our bodies.
Mitochondria have their own DNA, which controls only mitochondrial function and energy production.
This is separate from our "nuclear DNA," which makes us who we are and determines appearance and personality.
Source: Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research