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TS Picks: October 24, 2016

By | October 24, 2016

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


image: First MRT Baby Born

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.  


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


image: UK OKs Three-Parent IVF

UK OKs Three-Parent IVF

By | February 25, 2015

The British House of Lords has approved new rules regarding the creation of embryos using genetic material from three donors.


image: UK Supports Three-Parent IVF

UK Supports Three-Parent IVF

By | February 3, 2015

Parliament today voted to allow techniques that could help couples produce babies with a reduced chance of passing on heritable mitochondrial diseases.


image: Three-Parent Babies in “Two Years”

Three-Parent Babies in “Two Years”

By | June 5, 2014

The U.K.’s human embryo research agency says that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.

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image: UK To Legalize Three-Parent IVF?

UK To Legalize Three-Parent IVF?

By | March 3, 2014

Regulators in England near the approval of a new mitochondrial replacement technique for creating embryos with less risk of developing certain heritable diseases.

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