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Dr. Mark Sauer’s Response to Marcy Darnovsky’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Genetically Modified Babies”

New York Times

Research to Save Lives: A Response to “Genetically Modified Babies” by Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society (Op-Ed, Feb. 25)


Every year, thousands of women give birth to children who will die as infants or young adults because of severe mitochondrial diseases. The procedure of mitochondrial transfer holds much promise of enabling these women to have healthy babies and removes the risk of disease in these children’s future offspring.

Dr. Sauer’s classic book on Egg Donation is now on its 2nd edition

Mark Sauer

Mark V. Sauer, M.D.

“Mark Sauer has led this field from the front to establish an authority second to none, and a glance at the contents is enough to confirm that this book lives up to the highest expectations.”


“It will stand tall among the books published on the care and practice of assisted conception, and especially among those on oocyte donation.”

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