Mitochondrial Transfer Vote In | GenomeWeb

The UK Parliament has voted to allow the so-called 'three-parent embryo' or mitochondrial transfer procedure, the Guardian reports. The House of Commons vote was 382 to 128.

The in vitro technique involves using nuclear DNA from two parents and mitochondrial DNA from a donor to prevent mitochondrial disorders from being passed on to the child.

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