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Scientists have announced the first successful birth of a baby conceived using Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT)
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The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has recommended that US government allow mitochondrial DNA transfer in male embryos.
Some American bioethicists immediately took to the media to promote the technique.
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New Scientist magazine does an ethical back flip.
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.
The peak UK IVF regulatory body has published its findings on the controversial new procedure known as mitochondrial replacement therapy.
The world’s most prestigious science journal, Nature, has thrown its weight behind the legalisation of “three-parent embryos”.
Chief Medical Officer announces the launch of a consultation.
Will it open the door to eugenics through genetic engineering?
Opponents of the UK’s plans to legalise “three-parent embryos” have not given up.
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 controversial practice known as “three-parent IVF” has drawn one step closer in the UK with the government’s announcement of public consultation into its acceptability. The Wellcome Trust has also announced that it would allocate extra funds to expand research into the technique, which uses genetic material from 3 parents – 2 women and a man – to build a baby. The procedure, which currently banned, is a response to mitochondrial disease – defects in the small frameworks called mitochondria which surround the cell nucleus.
Embryos created free of mitochondrial defects