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“Three-Parent” IVF Trialed for Infertility
A company announces the first pregnancy in a study of whether donor mitochondria can boost IVF’s odds of success.
“Three-Parent” IVF Trialed for Infertility
“Three-Parent” IVF Trialed for Infertility

A company announces the first pregnancy in a study of whether donor mitochondria can boost IVF’s odds of success.

A company announces the first pregnancy in a study of whether donor mitochondria can boost IVF’s odds of success.

mitochondrial replacement therapy
Fathers Can Pass Mitochondrial DNA to Children
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 4, 2018 | 4 min read
Researchers identify unique cases in which people inherited mitochondrial DNA not just from their mother but also from their father.
Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017 | 2 min read
The team that oversaw the first use of mitochondrial replacement therapy that resulted in a live birth has published an account of the procedure.
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Life Science Controversies of 2016
Bob Grant, Jef Akst, and Tracy Vence | Dec 23, 2016 | 5 min read
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.
Opinion: Ethical Considerations of “Three-Parent” Babies
John D. Loike and Nancy Reame | Dec 22, 2016 | 4 min read
Mitochondrial replacement therapy raises important societal and ethical concerns, but should be embraced for its utility in preventing disease.
Britain Set to Become First Country to Approve Three-Parent IVF
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 15, 2016 | 1 min read
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.
Three-Parent IVF Advances
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 30, 2016 | 4 min read
Differences in the replicative advantages conferred by some mitochondrial DNA haplotypes have implications for mitochondrial replacement therapy, researchers report. 
TS Picks: October 24, 2016
Tracy Vence | Oct 24, 2016 | 1 min read
Theranos’s bad blood tests; presidential science lessons; “three-parent” babies
First MRT Baby Born
Bob Grant | Sep 28, 2016 | 1 min read
Scientists in Mexico achieved the infant’s conception using mitochondrial replacement therapy. 
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