Mitochondrial Donation — Clearing the Final Regulatory Hurdle in the United Kingdom

NEJM, 28 December 2016
Authors: Mary Herbert, Doug Turnbull
“No other IVF-based technique has undergone the intense scrutiny that has been applied to mitochondrial donation. This is, in part, because of the ethical and regulatory issues that are unique to this technique. In the United Kingdom, mitochondrial donation — which is both critical and central to this IVF-based technique — required a change in the law. Scientific progress in this area has also been a focus of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine at the request of the Food and Drug Administration.”
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