Human bioethics and reproductive technologies

HFEA licence to produce first three-parent embryos in the UK is reckless and dangerous

Life is deeply disappointed at news today that despite the thousands of voices of caution raised against the use of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT), the Human Fertilisation Authority (HFEA) has gone ahead and approved the first licence. The HFEA has granted the licence to a team in Newcastle which expects to have a baby born… Read more »

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Life calls for assurances from the Department of Health on Down’s syndrome screening

Life is calling on the Department of Health to provide assurances that a new prenatal testing technology (NIPT) will not be used to screen and terminate unborn babies. In a report today the Nuffield Council of Bioethics recommended that the test should not be used to reveal the sex of babies in order to avoid… Read more »

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