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Human Fertilisation and Embryology

Part of Living Wage (Reporting) – in the House of Commons at 2:01 pm on 3rd February 2015.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe 2:01 pm, 3rd February 2015

Does the Minister accept that a person born as a result of a mitochondrial replacement would not pass on mitochondrial disease to their successors? In other words, the germ line would have been modified so that the mitochondrial disease had stopped with their parents. It seems to me that if she accepts that the germ line has been modified, what she said a few moments ago cannot possibly be right.