House of Lords approve law
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords overnight. Read more of the story here
A landmark vote occurred in the UK last night with the House of Commons voting in favour of pioneering mito replacement techniques. This could help to eliminate certain incurable genetic mitochondrial diseases. Read more…
AMDF co-funds Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Study
The AMDF is excited to announce that over $15,000 was raised from our festive season appeal.
With these funds AMDF has partnered with Tuberous Sclerosis Australia (TSA) to co-fund its first social impact study. Read more…
First AMDF Research Scholar Awarded
Congratulations are in order for AMDF research scholar, Minal Menezes, who recently was awarded her PhD. Read more…
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Watch a segment on Channel Seven News featuring mitochondrial disease (mito), within a story on The Garvan Institute’s new gene sequencing.
Listen in to ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program this morning where host Natasha Mitchell interviews a panel of Australian experts about mitochondrial donation IVF technique.
Listen to Melbourne radio 3AW where Dr Sally Cockburn interviews Australian experts about mitochondrial donation IVF technique last Sunday 8 February.
Discussions surrounding the British MPs vote in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move. Watch the coverage and fantastic interview with Toby Beard talking about her personal journey with mito.
(piece starts at 9mins 38 seconds)
Coverage from 9 News. Medical experts hope the Australian government will eventually allow so-called “three parent” babies after the UK parliament lifted a ban on a genetic technique. Read more.