Human Embryo Produced by Spindle Transfer Develop (Mostly) Normally

August 17, 2022

(GEN) – For women who are carriers of mitochondrial diseases, one particular in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure for having a healthy baby appears to be safe, according to new research. This option, called “spindle transfer,” involves transferring the nuclear DNA from one of the woman’s eggs into an enucleated donor egg that contains healthy mitochondria before being fertilized with sperm from a male partner. The new research uses single-cell multiomics techniques to show that this option results in embryos that are comparable to healthy controls produced by standard IVF techniques. (Read More)