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MItochondria Donation Wins Ethical Approval for Fertility Treatments

The Guardian,  June 11, 2012

A new type of fertility treatment that could prevent a woman from passing a rare class of genetic disease to her children should be approved by the government, according to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, provided research shows the technique to be safe and effective. The council also said that the commonly used shorthand for the technique used in media reports and elsewhere, "three-parent embryos" – because the resulting children contain genetic material from three people – was misleading and should be avoided.

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