Hereditary Diseases

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    New method for editing mitochondrial genes could help treat hereditary diseases

    (ORDO NEWS) — Researchers at the University of Cambridge have demonstrated a groundbreaking mitochondrial genome editing technique in live mice. It paves the way for new treatments for previously incurable hereditary mitochondrial diseases. Most eukaryotic cells, including human cells, contain very important organelles – mitochondria. They are called the energy stations of the cell, because they are engaged in the oxidation of organic compounds, which releases energy. They store part…