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Mitochondrial inheritance

An unusual pattern of inheritance caused by mutations in genes found in the mitochondria. Mitochondrial genes are always maternally inherited, since sperm contribute no mitochondria to the fertilised egg.

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Women selected for mitochondrial donation in UK 5 February 2018 News
Call for Australia to allow mitochondrial donation techniques 25 September 2017 News
Mitochondrial replacement therapies in Mexico and the USA - and the FDA 29 August 2017 Comment
Controversial doctor to use MRT technique for over 40s fertility 19 June 2017 News
Event Review: Exploring the sociology of mitochondrial donation 12 June 2017 Review
Autism linked to grandmothers' smoking 2 May 2017 News
Mitochondrial replacement techniques, Mexico and the legal unknowns 24 April 2017 Comment
HFEA grants first UK licence to carry out mitochondrial donation 20 March 2017 News
Expert panel approve cautious use of mitochondrial donation in the UK 5 December 2016 News
'Three-person babies' grow up into healthy teenagers 31 October 2016 News
Mitochondrial donation technique used in Ukraine, doctors claim 17 October 2016 News
Mitochondrial replacement therapy and the welfare of the child 17 October 2016 Comment
World's first mitochondrial donation baby born 3 October 2016 News
The Mexican mitochondrial fiasco 28 September 2016 Comment
Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA mismatch may impact ageing 11 July 2016 News
Sperm self-destruction may lie behind maternal mitochondrial inheritance 4 July 2016 News
Video Review: What If My Neighbour's Kid Was Genetically Modified? 4 July 2016 Review
Stem cell study suggests mitochondrial donation might not be 100 percent effective 23 May 2016 News
Mitochondrial replacement techniques: US-style 15 February 2016 Comment
Three-person IVF: What makes mitochondrial donation different? 11 January 2016 Comment
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