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Mitochondrial donation: the Australian story


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Nicol, D ORCID: 0000-0002-6553-2839 and Richards, B 2020 , 'Mitochondrial donation: the Australian story' , Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 17, no. 2 , pp. 161-164 , doi: 10.1007/s11673-020-09988-5.

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The landscape of healthcare is perpetually changing, with new and innovative treatment techniques constantly emerging. We are also improving the ability to investigate (and prevent) specific inherited conditions through pre-implantation diagnosis and other medical interventions. One such category of medical intervention is mitochondrial donation, which is currently permitted (under strict conditions) in the United Kingdom but is prohibited in Australia. Recently, under the directions of the Hon Greg Hunt, MP (Minister for Health) the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) opened a dialogue to consider the regulatory, scientific, and ethical issues of mitochondrial donation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nicol, D and Richards, B
Keywords: mitochondrial donation, law, genome editing, mitochondrial disease
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
ISSN: 1176-7529
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s11673-020-09988-5
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