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Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Considering the Future of U.S. Policy

April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A 2015 Congressional amendment precludes Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT), a life-saving IVF-based procedure that could prevent a plethora of mitochondrial DNA diseases in the U.S. Individuals do not, at present, have access to this technology to prevent the devastating consequences of mitochondrial DNA disease. At the same time, MRT continues to move forward in other countries, such as the UK.
Has the time come to revisit the federal prohibition of this preventive therapy and research?

Join us for a panel discussion about the future of MRT policy in the U.S., during which speakers will review the latest technological developments, the regulatory barriers, and the ethical challenges affecting the clinical application of MRT.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register now!


April 17, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Tags:
Research Programs Events


WCC 2019 Milstein West AB


The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioetihcs at Harvard Law School