Not everyone is enthusiastic
It expects 20 patients in the first half of the year
Scientists have announced the first successful birth of a baby conceived using Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT)
The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has recommended that US government allow mitochondrial DNA transfer in male embryos.
New Scientist magazine does an ethical back flip.
About 30 children conceived from this technique have been born, 17 of them from an American IVF clinic between 1996 and 2002.
In a terse summary of objections to the practice of mitochondrial transfer to prevent serious diseases Sir Edward Leigh, a Conservative MP, told the House of Common this week.
In a recent interview with the Independent Robert Winston warned of deception in the IVF market. Fertility companies, he believes, are exaggerating the effectiveness and safety of new techniques.
The peak UK IVF regulatory body has published its findings on the controversial new procedure known as mitochondrial replacement therapy.
Two American bioethicists have questioned the haste with which the United Kingdom is seeking to legalise mitochondrial transfer
The world’s most prestigious science journal, Nature, has thrown its weight behind the legalisation of “three-parent embryos”.
A leading US scientist has delivered a broadside at the scientific ignorance and spin involved in the debate.
Some women are carriers of a genetic disease because of defective mitochondria. Replace hers with healthy mitochondria donated by a another woman. Result: a healthy child. Problem solved. What’s to worry about? Plenty.
The former head of the Hastings Centre for Bioethics has written a forceful opinion editorial in Science calling for “a nationwide conversation about current and emerging reproductive technologies”.
Will it open the door to eugenics through genetic engineering?
A paper published this week in the journal Science questioned the safety an IVF procedure designed to prevent mitochondrial diseases in children.
The UK government has decided that it will allow the creation of three-parent embryos to prevent the births of children with mitochondrial diseases.
The UK is moving closer to three-parent children after the fertility regulator informed the government that the public would back a controversial embryo treatment.