Ready for Transfers

Doctors in the UK are seeking permission to offer mitochondrial replacement therapy, the Guardian reports.

The approach enables mothers with a mitochondrial disease to avoid passing the condition on to her children by transferring the nucleus from her egg to a nucleus-less egg from a woman without mitochondrial disease. That way, healthy mitochondria are passed on.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.