Published: 21st May 2014
This CMF response comments on the draft regulations to permit the use of new techniques that aim to avoid serious mitochondrial diseases through creating three parent children. The submission reflects concerns with the safety of these new techniques for clinical use. If introduced, regulations must ensure that children are fully informed if they were born using these techniques, and donors should be identifiable.
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668
Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.
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