Should Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy be Legalised in Hong Kong? Abstract

Choi-Wah KONG, William Wing-Kee TO
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
 
Mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRTs) of pronuclear transfer, maternal spindle transfer, polar body transfer, and mitochondrial gene editing can be used to prevent mitochondrial diseases. This study reviews the ethical principles for MRTs in terms of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justification. MRTs appear to be compatible with existing norms and standards of reproductive medicine.
 
Hong Kong J Gynaecol Obstet Midwifery 2018; 18(2):104–9
 
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