The US Food and Drug Administration has instructed a New York doctor to stop marketing his mitochondrial transfer procedure, the Associated Press reports.

The approach, also known as mitochondrial replacement, relies on genetic material from three people: nuclear DNA from the mother and father and mitochondrial DNA from an egg donor. The approach could limit the chances that mitochondrial diseases are passed on.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

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