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ra0003s001 | Symposium 1: New technologies in reproductive science | SRF2016

Can reproductive technologies prevent transmission of mitochondrial DNA disease?

Hyslop Louise , Craven Lyndsey , Richardson Jessica , Takeda Yuko , Turnbull Doug , Herbert Mary

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are maternally inherited and are associated with a broad range of debilitating and fatal diseases. Reproductive technologies designed to uncouple the inheritance of mtDNA from nuclear DNA may enable affected women to have a genetically related child with a greatly reduced risk of mtDNA disease. To this end, we have performed preclinical studies on pronuclear transplantation (PNT). Surprisingly, techniques used in proof of concept studies inv...