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Replacing the cell's power plants

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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Figure 1: Putative techniques for mitochondrial replacement.

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