Mitochondrial donation approved in UK law

The draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 are now part of UK law. The Regulations were subject to the affirmative procedure and therefore required formal approval from both Houses of Parliament. Following the Commons vote 382 to 128 in favour, [3 Feb 2015 Vol 592(104) Col 160], it was the turn of the House of Lords, and the SI was approved following the rejection of Lord Deben’s “fatal amendment” by 280 to 48, [24 Feb 2015 Vol 759(106) Col 1569].

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