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This Week in Nature

Scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University show in work published in the early online edition of Nature this week that they can replace a diseased mitochondrial genome in egg cells. Using a technique called spindle-chromosomal complex transfer, they transferred the mitochondrial genome from a mature Macaca mulatta egg cell into another egg cell that had a nucleus but no mitochondrial genome. From these, they were able to give birth to healthy monkeys.

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