Wide support in UK for novel DNA 'transplants' in human egg cells

21 March 2013

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) today voted to advise the government on the regulation of techniques meant to prevent the inheritance of mitochondria. "I have a small number of patients for whom this technique is applicable, and for whom this is a real opportunity to have a genetically related child without a devastating disease," says Dr Shamima Rahman (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Nature