Donor mitochondria could influence metabolism, aging

Mouse study has implications for 3-parent babies


TWO OLD MICE  Elderly mice carrying one type of mitochondria (one shown, right) aged healthfully, while nearly identical mice carrying a different type of mitochondria (one shown, left) raised in the same conditions show more wear and tear. 


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