Nicol, D and Richards, B, Mitochondrial donation: the Australian story, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 17, (2) pp. 161-164. ISSN 1176-7529 (2020) [Refereed Article]
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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:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||mitochondrial donation, law, genome editing, mitochondrial disease|
|Research Division:||Law and Legal Studies|
|Research Group:||Law in context|
|Research Field:||Medical and health law|
|Objective Division:||Law, Politics and Community Services|
|Objective Group:||Justice and the law|
|Objective Field:||Law reform|
|UTAS Author:||Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)|
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