Genetic editing can delete deleterious mitochondria

New approach avoids “three-parent” approach to treating DNA disorder

Mitochondria

HEAVE HO  Mitochondria (blue), energy-producing structures in cells, may get mutations that lead to diseases in people. Researchers have described a new genetic engineering technique that will eliminate mutant mitochondria from eggs and early embryos to prevent mitochondrial diseases from passing from mother to child.

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