Nuffield Council on Bioethics Report: Novel Techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review London: Nuffield Council of Bioethics 2012

Abstract

From the first reading I liked this report because it does what all good reports should do: it takes a complex subject – pronuclear transfer (PNT) and maternal spindle transfer (MST) explains it clearly (chapter 2), considers the ethical pros and cons for its use (chapter 4) in a particular context – the prevention of debilitating mitochondrial disease (chapter 1) in a measured way and, finally, comes to a clear conclusion: that, subject to the techniques meeting safety and other regulatory requirements, it would be ethical for potential parents to make use of them (in conjunction with IVF) to avoid passing on mitochondrial disease (p.xvi).

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@inproceedings{Hallowell2012NuffieldCO, title={Nuffield Council on Bioethics Report: Novel Techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review London: Nuffield Council of Bioethics 2012}, author={Nina Hallowell}, year={2012} }