Following the news that the controversial fertility treatment developed in the UK Newcastle University – which could eradicate incurable inherited diseases – had the public’s backing, UK chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has announced that draft regulations will be published within months.
Professor Dame Sally Davies predicts that couples affected by mitochondrial disease could benefit from the treatment within two years, enabling them to have healthy children.
Read A bold step for science and society
by Fergus Walsh, BBC Medical correspondent, 28 June 2013.
Read Public support for fertility treatment developed in the North East
by Helen Rae, The Journal, 21 Mar 2013.