The other woman: Evaluating the language of ‘three parent’ embryos

  title={The other woman: Evaluating the language of ‘three parent’ embryos},
  author={David Albert Jones},
  journal={Clinical Ethics},
  pages={106 - 97}
  • D. Jones
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Education
  • Clinical Ethics
The British Parliament has recently approved regulations to allow techniques ‘to prevent the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease from a mother to her child’. The regulations term these techniques ‘mitochondrial donation’, but in the popular media, the issue has been discussed under the heading of ‘three parent’ babies or ‘three parent’ embryos. This paper examines the language of the debate, with particular reference to one of the techniques approved. It concludes that the terminology… 
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