mitochondrial disease

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. 

The laboratory's clinical gene panel coupled with research-based exome sequencing has boosted diagnostic rates of patients with mitochondrial disorders.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR 'records' past viral infections, and more.

Slips Through

Mitochondrial replacement therapy may not always eliminate faulty mitochondria, a new study finds.

Tute will provide its cloud-based informatics and genome analysis platform to support two new NGS testing panels that NSO is developing.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.