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Nature volume 540, pages 210211 (08 December 2016) | Download Citation

Nuclear DNA from human eggs that harbour mutations in the DNA of organelles called mitochondria has been successfully transferred to donor eggs, bringing the prospect of therapy for mitochondrial diseases a step closer. See Letter p.270

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  1. Eric A. Shoubridge is in the Department of Human Genetics, Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4, Canada.

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