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How mitochondrial genes are passed from mother to child

This finding helps answer some long-standing questions about how mitochondria-linked gene mutations are inherited. Gene mutations in cell mitochondria can cause several diseases, including forms of cancer, diabetes, infertility and neurodegenerative diseases. With this new information, we now better understand how and when these mutations are passed to children to improve diagnosis and prevention.
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OHSU study shows how mitochondrial genes are passed from mother to child

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

HILLSBORO, Ore. - Research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University helps answer some long-standing questions about how certain disease-causing gene mutations are inherited. read... Read Post

CRi Oosight Imaging System A Key To Breakthrough Gene Replacement Method With Potential To Prevent Inherited Mitochondrial Diseases

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

U.S. researchers using CRi's Oosight(TM) imaging system have developed a gene transfer technique that has potential to prevent inherited diseases passed on from mothers to their children through mutated DNA in cell mitochondria. The... Read Post

New Study Connects Mutant Enzyme RECQ4 to Cancer's 'Warburg Effect'

Health : Newswise Medical News (11 hours ago)

New City of Hope study finds that a cancer-prone mutation of the gene RECQ4 causes its corresponding enzyme, RECQ4, to accumulate in the mitochondria. This can cause mitochondrial dysfunction, possibly explaining cancer's "Warburg e... Read Post


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