Ewen Callaway

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A slippery slope to human germline modification

The UK government’s recent move towards human trials of mitochondrial-replacement techniques has prompted intense interest among scientists and …

Reproductive medicine: The power of three

Douglass Turnbull spends much of his time seeing patients who have untreatable, often fatal, diseases. But the neurologist has rarely felt more …

Genetics

UK moves to legalize controversial IVF technique : News blog

The United Kingdom today inched closer to legalizing a controversial method of reproduction, known as mitochondrial replacement, or ‘three-parent …

DNA swap could avoid inherited diseases : Nature News

Monkey magic: this rhesus macaque was created using the nuclear DNA of one mother, and the mitochondrial DNA of another.<p>A technique to transfer …

Freeing human eggs of mutant mitochondria : Nature News

Transferring DNA from one fertilized egg to another could help prevent the transmission of some inherited diseases.<p>Researchers have successfully …

UK sets sights on gene therapy in eggs

Britain has set out a road map towards the first clinical tests of reproductive techniques that combine parents’ genes with DNA from a third party. …

Genetics

DNA-swap technology almost ready for fertility clinic

Researchers say that technology to shuffle genetic material between unfertilized eggs is ready to make healthy babies. The technique could allow …

Genetics

Wide support in UK for novel DNA 'transplants' in human egg cells

The United Kingdom has moved a step closer to legalizing reproductive-gene-therapy techniques that could prevent children from inheriting certain …

Genetics

Regulators weigh benefits of ‘three-parent’ fertilization

Regulators in the United States are considering whether to permit trials of a controversial assisted-reproduction technique intended to help women to …