Consultation launched on ‘three-parent’ IVF


Monday September 17 2012 Most genes would come from the parents with 1% from a donor What is the issue? “Regulator asks public whether to allow ‘three parent families’,” The Independent reports after the  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) – which regulates the use of fertility treatments and research in the UK – said it wanted to hear public views on a new fertility treatment. The HFEA wants to gather public opinions on mitochondrial replacements, a controversial fertility treatment that the HFEA concedes is “at the cutting edge, both of science and of ethics” because it uses genetic […]

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