Mitochondrial DNA transfer: some reflections from the United Kingdom

McLean, S. A. (2015) Mitochondrial DNA transfer: some reflections from the United Kingdom. BioLaw Journal - Rivista di BioDiritto, 2015(2), pp. 81-88.

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Recent medical advances and subsequent law reform in the United Kingdom have reignited debate about the ethics of mitochondrial DNA donation and transfer. The potential personal and societal benefits of permitting such practices must be considered against the ethical issues raised by them. It is argued that each objection is defeasible, assuming that safety and efficacy issues can be resolved. A brief description of the new provisions in the UK is provided.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McLean, Professor Sheila
Authors: McLean, S. A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:BioLaw Journal - Rivista di BioDiritto
Publisher:Università degli Studi di Trento
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in BioLaw Journal - Rivista di BioDiritto 2015(2):81-88
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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