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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...