The House of Commons voted for a small but significant change in the law when it expressed its approval for the legalisation of mitochondrial transfer. Iain Brassington, Senior Lecturer, in the School of Law at The University of Manchester explores the issues the debate hinged on and whether the right decision was made. Mitochondrial illnesses arise […]
Drive for openness in donor conception – what impact on family relationships?
Dr Petra Nordqvist argues that openness about donor conception can cut at the heart of family relationships and is a process that needs to be managed sensitively Donor conception is becoming increasingly common. It is estimated that, to date, 35,000 children have been born through donated egg, sperm and embryos in the UK. Statistics from […]