Engineering Disease-Free Babies?

It takes two to make a baby, or maybe three or four if you're worried about passing on select genetic diseases. Doctors in the United Kingdom announced Tuesday that they had successfully genetically engineered embryos from parents who would have passed on mitochondrial DNA mutations by conceiving the old-fashioned way. The researchers reported the feat in the journal Nature. "Because of the lack of a viable treatment for these patients, and their families, preventing the transmission of mtDNA...Full Story
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