Science Media Centre

Science Media Centre

Expert Reactions

DNA transfer prevents mitochondrial disease in humans

Peter Griffin posted in on April 15th, 2010.

AusSMC: In a world-first study to be published in Nature, scientists have shown in human embryos a new technique developed last year in monkeys to treat maternally-inherited mitochondrial diseases. The study describes the first ever transfer of genetic material between fertilised human eggs which has the potential to ‘treat’ human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) disease at […]

Copyright 2017 Science Media Centre (New Zealand)

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy