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What does TPIVF mean?
Three Parent In Vitro Fertilization (TPIVF) process involves taking the nucleus of one egg and inserting it into the cytoplasm of another egg which has had its nucleus removed, but still contains mitochondrial DNA, and then fertilizing the hybrid egg with a sperm. The purpose of the procedure is to remove a nucleus from a cell with defective mitochondria and place it in a donor cell with healthy mitochondria, which after fertilization will contain a nucleus with genetic material from only the two parents.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the full form of TPIVF?
The full form of TPIVF is Three Parent In Vitro Fertilization