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Comments and Questions from Our Inbox

August 27, 2014 • Posted in Blog

D. Joy Riley, M.D., M.A.

Readers are always welcome to send in questions regarding bioethics issues. This past month, a wide range of thoughtful questions and comments have arrived in our inbox. A few representative ones have been chosen for this newsletter (with no identifiers included, of course).

Read on . . . and remember that you can always contact us here.

1) What exactly are three-parent embryos? 

Mitochondria are the power packs in our human cells, and reside in the cytoplasm — not in the nucleus. Mitochondrial disease varies widely in its¬†expression, and has a prevalence rate of about 1 in 10,000 (Ricki more