Luca’s second birthday celebration
On 19 February, The Essendon Royals Soccer Club will be hosting a party in celebration of Luca’s second birthday. Luca was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease when he was 10 months old. Read more.
AMDF welcomes the ACNC’s ‘Tick of Charity Registration’
AMDF is proud to display the newly introduced ‘Tick of Charity Registration’ from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Read more.
More than 100 researchers from seven countries attended this year’s AussieMit conference. Read more.
AMDF School Community Award Presented to Danebank School
AMDF CEO Sean Murray has presented Danebank School with the AMDF School Community Award. Read more.
News.com.au story on the Beard family
Read a story about Pippa and Tony Beard. The Beard family have a history of mito, with Pippa being severely affected. Pippa’s sister Toby experiences mild symptoms and would love have a child of her own. Mitochondrial donation could ensure that she doesn’t pass on this debilitating disease to her future child.
UK becomes the first country to officially authorise clinical use of mitochondrial donation
Read a media release from AMDF regarding the latest updates from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). The HFEA have officially authorised the use of mitochondrial donation in the UK. AMDF hopes that the Australian government will follow suit and legalise the IVF technique.
AMDF welcomes HFEA’s approval of the adoptation of mitochondrial donation
Read a media release from AMDF that discusses AMDF’s stance on mitochondrial donation in light of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s approval of the technique in the UK.
MamaMia story on mitochondrial donation
Read a story from MamaMia about mitochondrial donation. In the story, Alice Gibson, who has mitochondrial disease (mito), talks about difficulty of planning a family without access to this revolutionary IVF technique.
ABC Beyond the Lab segment on mitochondrial donation
Listen to ABC’s ‘Beyond the Lab’, featuring developments in prenatal screening and IVF techniques, including mitochondrial donation.