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Kate Yandell | Jul 15, 2015
Researchers generate patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells corrected for mitochondrial defects.
Opinion: Too Many Mitochondrial Genome Papers
David R. Smith | Jun 29, 2015
And too few insights gleaned from them
Erasing Mitochondrial Mutations
Jenny Rood | Apr 23, 2015
Researchers develop a method to selectively remove mutated mitochondrial DNA from the murine germline and single-celled mouse embryos.
Nourishing the Aging Brain
Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | Mar 1, 2015
Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.
UK Supports Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Feb 3, 2015
Parliament today voted to allow techniques that could help couples produce babies with a reduced chance of passing on heritable mitochondrial diseases.
Mutations Pervade Mitochondrial DNA
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 7, 2014
Pathogenic mutations in mitochondrial DNA are common in healthy people, according to a new study.
Your Brain on Art
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2014
A new scientific discipline investigates the neurology underlying the experience and the creation of beauty.
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2014
György Hajnóczky uncovers the chemical and physical strategies by which mitochondria communicate and function within a cell.
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2013
The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.
Yehezkel Margalit, John D. Loike, Michio Hirano | Oct 1, 2013
Avoiding the transmission of mitochondrial disease takes a trio, but raises a host of logistical issues.