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By | January 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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Gene Drives and Other Controversies

By | January 1, 2017

Aedes and Anopheles control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut

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Life Science Controversies of 2016

By , , and | December 23, 2016

This year, the developers of CRISPR gene-editing technology argued over patent rights, a researcher fought to unmask anonymous PubPeer commenters, US regulators considered “three-parent” babies, and troubles continued for Theranos.

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Opinion: Ethical Considerations of “Three-Parent” Babies

By | December 22, 2016

Mitochondrial replacement therapy raises important societal and ethical concerns, but should be embraced for its utility in preventing disease.

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Britain Set to Become First Country to Approve Three-Parent IVF

By | December 16, 2016

Parliament voted to allow mitochondrial replacement therapy last year. This latest decision suggests we may see babies born from the technique in the country in 2017.

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Three-Parent IVF Advances

By | November 30, 2016

Differences in the replicative advantages conferred by some mitochondrial DNA haplotypes have implications for mitochondrial replacement therapy, researchers report. 

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TS Picks: October 24, 2016

By | October 24, 2016

Theranos’s bad blood tests; presidential science lessons; “three-parent” babies

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First MRT Baby Born

By | September 28, 2016

Scientists in Mexico achieved the infant’s conception using mitochondrial replacement therapy. 

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Improving Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

By | June 8, 2016

Pronuclear transfer can reduce the risk of transferring defective mitochondria, a study shows.  

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Experts from the US National Institute of Medicine outline their conditional approval of clinical research on mitochondrial replacement techniques.

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