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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