Novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review

Mitochondrial DNA disorders are incurable genetic disorders that can cause severely debilitating symptoms and can be fatal in early childhood.

New techniques that could prevent the transmission of these disorders are being researched, but are not yet used in treatment. This report explores the ethical issues relevant to the possible use of such treatments in future.

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Novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review

Published: June 2012

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