Manipulating mitochondrial genomes in the clinic: Playing by different rules

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Recently, several publications have surfaced describing methods to manipulate mitochondrial genomes in tissues and embryos. With them, a somewhat sensationalistic uproar about the generation of children with 'three parents' has dominated the discussion in the lay media. It is important that society understands the singularities of mitochondrial genetics to judge these procedures in a rational light, so that this ongoing discussion does not preclude the helping of patients and families harboring mutated mitochondrial genomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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