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DNA swap gives hope for healthy births

27th August 2009

Researchers believe they have identified a potential way to correct an inherited disorder affecting thousands of women.

A group at the Oregon Health and Science University has been working on monkeys to transfer the genetic material needed to create a baby from a defective egg to a healthy one, resulting in healthy births. The findings, published in the journal Nature, raises hopes of a treatment enabling women with defective eggs to have a child without using donor eggs.

 

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