The Ethics of Mitochondrial Donation

10 – 11 September 2015

The review of this event in BioNews can be found here.

An interdisciplinary workshop on The Ethics of Mitochondrial Donation was held at the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics in the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London on 10th and 11th September 2015. The workshop facilitated ethical discussions about mitochondrial donation, in light of the approval by the UK Parliament of The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015. Participants included Liz Curtis (CEO of the Lily Foundation), Professor Annelien Bredenoord (UMC Utrecht), Professor Rosamund Scott (King’s College London), Professor Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster University), Professor Wybo Dondorp (Maastricht University), Dr Peter Mills (Nuffield Council on Bioethics), Professor Francis Flinter (King’s College London), Professor Peter Braude (King’s College London), Professor Anneke Lucassen (University of Southampton), Professor Doug Turnbull (Newcastle University), Hannah Verdin (HFEA), Dr Calum MacKellar (Scottish Council on Human Bioethics), Professor Martin Richards (University of Cambridge), Professor S. Matthew Liao (New York University), Dr Anthony Wrigley (Keele University), Professor Tim Lewens (University of Cambridge), and Professor Ruth Chadwick (University of Manchester).

This event was linked with a special issue of Bioethics, entitled “The Ethics of Mitochondrial Donation”, with guest editors Dr John B Appleby, Professor Rosamund Scott and Professor Stephen Wilkinson.

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