A new technique could be the key to preventing mitochondrial diseases from being inherited by a carrier’s offspring.
A report published Wednesday in the journal Nature, reveals the successful creation of embryos using DNA from one male and two females in an effort to weed out faulty genes passed on from the mother. If left uncorrected, they could result in severe medical disabilities or death of the child.
Researchers presenting at the 2012 meeting of the American Society for Reproductive medicine say health insurance coverage for fertility treatment leads to decreased racial disparities in those seeking treatment and overall increased births.
Researchers at the 2012 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting presented evidence that suggests a comprehensive chromosome screening of embryos could yield a greater number of successful pregnancies than traditional screening.