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Welcome to the mitochondrial learning tool webpage! The goal of this site is to not simply provide information but to serve a greater purpose – to help families better understand the biology of mitochondria and the mechanisms associated with mitochondrial disease. This learning tool is a comprehensive resource with illustrations and animations to better explain the basic concepts of biology, diseases, the genetics of disease inheritance and much more.
Mitochondria are abundant in nearly all areas of the body. Mitochondrial diseases truly tie together all areas of medicine.
Disclaimer: This website provides an educational resource only. This should no way serve as an alternative to seeking medical attention from a physician or counselling from a qualified genetic counsellor. If you suspect you are ill, a diagnosis can only be made after a consultation with a medical professional with an expertise in the area of mitochondrial medicine.