23:56 4th February 2017 | IVF & Mitochondria
Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy MRT Pronuclear Transfer Technique Maternal Spindle Transfer Mitochrondrial Disease Dysfunctional Mitochindria Mutations mtDNA nDNA RNA Molecules HFEA Genetic Disease Mitochondrial Replacement Theraphy Unexplained Infertility Genetic Modification
Three-parent IVF – officially known as Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT) – continues to raise concern in some circles while gaining traction in others.
MRT, through pronuclear transfer technique (more common in UK) or maternal spindle transfer, was pioneered to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial disease, a group of disorders caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, from one generation to the nextThe Cause of Mitochondri...
09:39 17th April 2016 | Genetic Defects
Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is arguably one of the most valuable developments in the assisted reproductive world. Essentially it is a means whereby chromosomal defects, which can cause a variety of diseases, can be detected at embryo stage. This is of particular value to couples who are at risk of passing on any of their genetic defects to their unborn child.
Before PGS, the only way to diagnose a defect was to perf...
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