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U.K. Government Plans to Allow Mitochondrial Replacement
The U.K. government is moving toward allowing a new type of in vitro fertilization that would enable patients with mitochondrial diseases to avoid passing the condition to their children. The technique is controversial, because it involves introducing new DNA into a human embryo. But a public consultation earlier this year found broad support for the technique.

 Poised. Researchers use a micropipette to remove the nuclear DNA from a human oocyte.
Credit: Oregon Health Sciences University

U.K. Government Plans to Allow Mitochondrial Replacement

The U.K. government is moving toward allowing a new type of in vitro fertilization that would enable patients with mitochondrial diseases to avoid passing the condition to their children. The technique is controversial, because it involves introducing new DNA into a human embryo. But a public consultation earlier this year found broad support for the technique.

Poised. Researchers use a micropipette to remove the nuclear DNA from a human oocyte.
Credit: Oregon Health Sciences University

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    cell DNA is NOT mDNA. putting mitochondrial DNA into a cell is not the same thing as adding more or different...
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