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Mitochondrial DNA replacement successful in Rhesus monkeys

New procedure may halt some serious inherited diseases, a study suggests

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2:24pm, August 26, 2009

Scientists may have found a way to prevent the transfer of serious inherited mitochondrial diseases from mother to child. By shuttling DNA from an egg cell to a donor cell, the technique enabled the birth of four healthy Rhesus monkey males, researchers report online August 26 in Nature.

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