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With an overwhelming majority of votes the British parliament has approved of legislation which allows the use of the mitochondrion replacement technique. This brilliant technique has been developed by the University of Newcastle with substantial funding by patient organisations. In simple words the technique replaces the malfunctioning mitochondrion of the mother by a healthy mitochondrion of a healthy woman. And as a result the babies born with this technique do not have nor carry the dreadful mitochondrial disorder. The British patient organisations MDC and The Lily Foundation have done a great deal of work lobbying for this legislation. The mitochondrial community worldwide is thankful for this!

For more information: http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/ and http://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk 

UK parliament

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