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Finding an ethical path forward for mitochondrial replacement

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Science  03 Feb 2016:
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DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf3091

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Abstract

It is ethically permissible to initiate clinical investigations of mitochondrial replacement techniques in humans so long as significant conditions and restrictions are in place.

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  • J. P. Kahn was chair of the IOM committee.

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