Three Parent Babies Approved

Emily BurkeCocktail Fodder, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), FDA, Genetics, The WEEKLY

Three Parent In Vitro Fertilization coming soon The U.K. Parliament green-lit “Three Parent In Vitro Fertilization” (TPIVF) legislation last month, setting a precedent and spawning headlines around the globe. Dubbed “three parent babies” by news outlets, the law will allow the procedure to move directly into fertility clinics. The process combines donor mitochondrial DNA with in vitro fertilization to circumvent mitochondrial-based diseases in offspring. Defects in … Read More

Mitochondrial Medicine Going Mainstream?

Emily BurkeThe WEEKLY

MORE THAN “JUST” A POWERHOUSE When we hear the word mitochondria, most of us remember it described in high school biology class as the “powerhouse” of a cell. It is an apt moniker, and not just because mitochondria are the subcellular compartments that convert glucose from our diet into chemical energy that our cells can use to do work. These … Read More