Tag Archives: mitochondrial disease
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Mitochondrial Donation Down Under

‘Maeve’s Law has just passed the Senate 37-17 and will now become law. It is globally leading mitochondrial legislation to give hope to families across Australia’ tweeted Greg Hunt, an Australian MP on March 30th 2022. He was one of the prime movers behind the […]

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Three parent embryos for mitochondrial disease – unsafe, unethical and unnecessary

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children The BBC reports this morning on the new techniques which it is claimed will children born through […]

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Three-parent embryos for mitochondrial disease? Twelve reasons for caution

The media is buzzing today with the news that Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children (See Guardian, Times(£), Independent, Daily Mail and Telegraph). The Department of Health […]

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Three parent embryos for mitochondrial disease – more media hype than real hope

The BBC reports this morning that a controversial fertility treatment which creates embryos from two women and one man to prevent life-threatening disorders is ethical. Children born through ‘three-person IVF’ would contain some genetic material from three people. The UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics has […]

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More hype about ‘three-parent embryos’ – but huge ethical and safety issues

Two consultations have been launched this week into what has been called the ‘three parent embryo’ technique for eradicating diseases caused by genetic mutations in the mitochondria of cells. Both the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics will be […]