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Developmental biology

Asexual healing

The development of healthy monkeys from embryos in which the egg contains nuclear DNA from one donor and mitochondrial DNA from another suggests a method to prevent inheritance of certain human diseases.

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Figure 1: Swapping mitochondrial DNA in mammalian oocytes.

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Shoubridge, E. Asexual healing. Nature 461, 354–355 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/461354a

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