mitochondrial disease

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. 

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

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.