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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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