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UK scientists start checks on safety of mitochondrial swaps for human babies

Peter Griffin posted in on January 20th, 2012.

Biotech regulators in Britain have started public consultation on experimental reproductive procedures proposed to treat rare mitochondrial diseases, and scientists have been given 5.8 million pounds ($NZ11.1m) to investigate the safety of the techniques. And the  Nuffield Council on Bioethics is conducting an ethical review on the imnplications of the DNA-swapping technologies, which involve transferring […]

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