Beaverton, Ore. -- U.S. researchers say they have used implanted donor eggs to prevent the inheritance of a class of mitochondrial disorders in non-human primates.
Scientists at the Oregon Health Science University in Beaverton, Ore., said they transferred hereditary material from the egg of a primate mother into a donor female's egg from which the hereditary material had been emptied. The resulting eggs were fertilized with donor sperm and implanted in the mothers, producing offspring having mitochondria only from the donated egg.
Read more: http://www.themoneytimes.com/20090826/new-method-may-prevent-disease-inheritance-id-1081514.html
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