One Embryo from Three Parents

British researchers today are reporting a potential new technique to spare thousands of children each year from a group of deadly inheritable diseases known collectively as mitochondrial disease. These diseases might be prevented by altering human embryos, which are the product of two mothers and one father, the researchers said. Isabelle Christenson, 9, has mitochondrial disease, which is passed from mother to child via the egg. Mitochondria -- the parts of cells that convert food into...Full Story
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