Mitochondrial Trades

According to colleagues, Shoukhrat Mitalipov is a 'mitochondriac,' the New York Times says.

Mitalipov, a senior scientist at the Oregon Health and Science University, has been working on removing the nucleus from one egg cell and moving it to a donor egg cell, to allow women with mitochondrial defects to conceive children without such defects.

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