Mitochondrial Transfer Technology Could Reduce Risk of Childhood Disease

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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Stem Cells Discovered in Ovaries May Yield More Eggs


A new study suggests that the stem cells located in human ovaries might be able to produce new eggs. The findings were published in the journal Nature Medicine and could potentially mean an end to IVF procedures.

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