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4,000 US babies are born with mitochondrial diseases. That could be fixed by a new form of gene editing

With the first experiments to use CRISPR in people underway, the gene-editing technique is showing promising signs in a few ...

When CRISPR gene editing falls short: ‘Base editing’ might treat disorders on the maternal line in mitochondrial DNA

[A] technique — which builds on a super-precise version of gene editing called base editing — could allow researchers to ...
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‘Self-eating’ mitochondria may make the brain vulnerable to Lou Gehrig’s disease

A newly discovered type of mitochondrial self-destruction may make some brain cells vulnerable to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s ...
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Manipulating plant mitochondrial DNA could boost crop diversity, promote food security

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food ...
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Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating aging cells

For many degenerative conditions, there are no cures, just treatments designed to slow the progression. But we may soon be ...

Mitochondrial DNA can be passed on from fathers, too

You probably learned two things about mitochondria in high school biology. First, they’re the powerhouses of the cell. Second, you ...
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Can we treat aging? Anti-aging supplements make big promises based on little science

New compounds that slow cellular aging in experiments are emerging in the dietary supplement market. But with no studies in ...
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Mitochondrial medicine: Pushing the limits of resuscitation

Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell. Along with understanding the role of mitochondria in causing damage to the ...
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