mitochondrial disease

For the first time, researchers used mitochondrially targeted zinc-finger nucleases to induce specific elimination of mutant mtDNA across the heart.

UK regulators have approved the use of mitochondrial transfer in two cases, according to the Guardian.

The US Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to a New York doctor, instructing him to stop marketing mitochondrial transfers, the Associated Press reports.

A pair of new studies evaluated whole-exome sequencing and other genetic tests in children with epilepsy and in other undiagnosed monogenic disease cases.

UK allows licenses for mitochondrial replacement therapy, Reuters reports.

More Babies Ahead

A fertility clinic in Mexico plans to perform additional mitochondrial replacement therapies next year, according to the New Scientist.

Ready for Transfers

Mitochondrial replacement therapy may soon be occurring in the UK, according to the Guardian.

New Baby Boy

New York-based doctors announce the birth of a baby boy whose parents underwent mitochondrial transfer therapy, New Scientist reports.

Courtagen will use its ZiPhyr bioinformatics pipeline to help Astellas develop a predictive model that can be used in early-stage drug development.

The two studies were part of larger project aimed at building a complete map of mitochondrial function and associated proteins. 

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.