Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Babies with 3 genetic parents

Nuclear DNA from mother and denucleated egg from donor (i.e. mitochondrial DNA from donor).


1 comment:

  1. The alteration of every cell of a human embryo is vastly different from the replacement of diseased mitochondria in a woman's egg -- a technique I wrote about on this blog 2 months ago. In that genetic alteration, less than a tenth of 1% of the genome would be affected, and those effects are not ones that determine the individual characteristics that make us what we are.