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mitochondrial DNA transfer paper in Nature

Prof Doug Turnbull, Professor of Neurology, Newcastle University
Prof Allison Murdoch, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Newcastle University
Philip Butcher, Chief Executive, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Researchers from Newcastle University have succeeded in using a DNA transfer technique to remove damaged mitochondria (the energy-generating components of cells), thereby preventing a class of diseases caused by damage to the DNA carried by mitochondria, which is different to that present in the nucleus of the cell.

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