Monday, April 19, 2010

Three-parent embryos could prevent genetic disease, say UK scientists

BioEdge | by Michael Cook | 17 Apr 2010 |

Scientists in England say that they are just three years away from creating three-parent embryos which would be free from rare mitochondrial diseases. In an article in Nature, researchers from Newcastle University say that they created 80 embryos which grew for six to eight days to reach the blastocyst stage, a ball of around 100 cells. They were then destroyed, in line with UK legislation. Full story.

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