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Human Fertilisation and Embryology

Part of Living Wage (Reporting) – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 3rd February 2015.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge 2:15 pm, 3rd February 2015

There seems to be a lot of confusion between nuclear DNA and mitochondrial DNA. It might help the hon. Lady and the House if I point out that they have completely different origins. They have a different genetic code; they are not related. The origin of mitochondria is bacteria that were engulfed by cells. They are very different. The House should be aware of that.