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2012-12-19 16:23:48

A new study published in Nature shows how mitochondrial disease may be prevented NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A joint team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has developed a technique that may prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases in children. The study is published online today in Nature. Dieter Egli, PhD, and Daniel Paull, PhD, of the NYSCF Laboratory with Mark Sauer,...

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2010-04-15 13:25:00

Embryos containing genetic material from a man and two women have been produced in a project that researchers are hailing as a "ray of hope" for thousands of families troubled by rare genetic diseases that can lead to heart failure, blindness, diabetes and even infant mortality. The technique used has researchers hopeful that it could be offered to women within three years. But the study is likely to re-spark the debate over the ethics of embryo research and "designer babies." Women who...