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Cover Story: Should Australia Allow Mitochondrial Donation?
Is there any ethical reason why legislation should prevent the use of donor mitochondria in cases where children are likely to inherit mitochondrial disease from their mothers?
Feature: Power Failures in Our Cells
Severe defects in mitochondrial function affect at least one in every 5000 births, but mitochondrial disorders can reveal themselves at any age through a wide range of symptoms and as contributing factors to conditions as disparate as diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
Feature: The 21st Century Imitation Game
New sequencing technologies are enabling scientists to crack the genetic code of rare mitochondrial diseases and disorders of sex development.
The Bitter Pill: Darwin’s Diagnoses
The father of modern biology suffered much at the hands of alternative medical practitioners.
Quandary: The Science of Persuasion
How did scientists win the public relations war to persuade British Parliament to approve the creation of three-parent babies?