Breakthrough technique has potential to stop some genetic disorders from being inherited

Today, researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation and Columbia University Medical Center announced the success of a new technique to transfer the nucleus of one human egg cell into another.

This technique has the clinical potential to eliminate the inheritance of mutations in mitochondrial DNA that cause multiple diseases in the children of parents conceiving by in-vitro fertilization.

“Through this study, we have shown that it should be possible to prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial disorders,” said Dr. Dieter Egli, co-lead author of the study which appears today in Nature. (“Nuclear Genome Transfer in Human Oocytes Eliminates Mitochondrial DNA Variants”).

View the original article here: Nuclear Transfer Breakthrough Offers A Way To Prevent Mitochondrial Disorders

Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: The evolutionary history of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Infographic: The evolutionary history of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Reuters analysed over 185,000 genome samples from the Global Initiative on Sharing All influenza Data (GISAID), the largest database of ...

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend