IAMA 030315 PKb Knoefler A1 Q1 Options
IAMA 030315 PKb Knoefler A1 Q1 Options

[–]Universu 1 point 2 hours ago
What other techniques are an alternative to 3-person IVF/mitochondrial transfer?

[–]Prof_Paul_KnoepflerProf. of Cell Biology|UC-Davis|Stem Cell Biology[F,S] 2 points an hour ago
I’m glad you asked about alternatives. That’s an important element here. The main alternative is
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. Via this technology, many times (but not always), parents can
screen embryos early on and select those that are most likely not to have mitochondrial disease. This
technology itself isn’t perfect, but it is a viable option for many. Another option is adoption or
using a donor egg (the resulting offspring would only be genetically related to the dad), but
understandably, some folks want to have their own “biological” children. Another option is waiting 5
-10 more years for the needed animal studies to teach us more that we need to learn before using this
in humans.

IAMA 030315 PKc Knoefler A2 Q2 Insti
[–]Universu 1 point an hour ago
Presently, how many institutions are able to provide or conduct this procedure?

[–]Prof_Paul_KnoepflerProf. of Cell Biology|UC-Davis|Stem Cell Biology[F,S] 2 points 54 minutes ago
I think only one or a few in the UK will be permitted any time soon.

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