Published: 6th January 2015
Regulations to permit mitochondrial donation to prevent the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease from mother to child have been published by the Public Health Secretary. The regulations raise a number of safety, efficacy and ethical issues. We set out some of the more recent safety concerns in this written submission from CMF to the committee.
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.
CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.