Three-parent IVF: The Facts, The Benefits, The Concerns

Three-parent IVF: The Facts, The Benefits, The Concerns

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 next

The Cause of Mitochondri...
Designer babies: Is this taking things too far?

Designer babies: Is this taking things too far?

19:13 31st May 2016 | Embryo Screening

Genetic Modification PGD Genetic Diseases DNA Designer Baby

Genetic engineering is the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material. A so-called designer baby would be the result of genetic modification undertaken to create desired traits in the child. It is not yet a reality but it is enormously controversial and the subject of fierce debate worldwide.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure that is performed prior to implan...

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