ILLEGAL The donor egg would first have its nucleus removed, so the baby would inherit their identity solely from their mum and dad, but get their energy-supplying mitochondria from a third person.
What does DE stand for?
DE stands for Donor Egg (infertility; refers to IVF)
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We have 54 other meanings of DE in our Acronym Attic
- Distinguished Engineer (various organizations)
- Distribution Engineering
- District Engineer
- District Executive
- Division/District Engineer (Army Corps of Engineers)
- Divisional Engineer
- Divisions Exercise
- Doctor of Engineering
- Domain Engineering
- Donee (IRB)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Add to that the significantly lower cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) using frozen eggs and the increasing acceptance in the medical community, and it's a recipe for growth in frozen donor egg banking.
Jacob is the result of IVF using both a donor egg and donor sperm, still a rare procedure.
Some 71% of people who took part in the study went abroad for treatment using donor eggs or sperm.
It involves transferring nuclear DNA inherited from a child's parents to a donor egg carrying its own, properly functioning, mitochondria.