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Mitochondrial transfer. Researchers extend it to treat infertility problems

So-called mitochondrial transfer has recently been legalised in the United Kingdom. It aims to replace “sick” mitochondria with healthy ones, in an attempt to prevent mitochondrial diseases. Now, researchers hope to extend this technique to replace aging or faulty mitochondria that could affect fertility in women, replacing them with healthy mitochondria, to try to resolve the problem. A North American technology company, OvaScience, has presented results in which a significant proportion women with fertility problems were able to achieve pregnancy following mitochondrial transfer (Science 348, 14-15, 2015).

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