mercredi 29 janvier 2014

Birth of the genetically modified HUMAN: Babies born with tweaked DNA could be in the UK next year

  • Parliament is poised to vote on whether a new form of IVF treatment, which uses DNA from three parents, will become legally available to couples

  • The complex technique would replace mitochondrial DNA to avoid destructive cell mutations

  • Mitochondrial DNA can contain mutations that can lead to epilepsy, diabetes, blindness and other medical problems


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