Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 4th, 1996
According to a report published in a recent issue of the Annals of Neurology, Parkinson's disease patients have a defect in the DNA carried in their mitochondria - the cellular "powerhouses" that produce all the energy used by a cell (Annals of Neurology 1996;40:18-26). Mitochondria are bacteria-sized structures that contain DNA separate from the 46 chromosomes found in the nucleus of the cell. The mitochondrial DNA is inherited...
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