Mitochondrial Transfer Technology Could Reduce Risk of Childhood Disease
Published October 25, 2012
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Mitochondria produce energy in cells; swapping them in an unfertilized egg can reduce the risk of disease in the offspring. Image: ISM/SPL
New technology that would allow genetic material to shuffle between unfertilized eggs is ready to make healthier babies. This technique would allow parents to minimize the risk of a range of diseases related to defects in mitochondria.
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