In Vitro Fertilisation: Hereditary Diseases

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to ensure that genetic disorders are not passed on to babies through IVF treatment.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, as amended, and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s code of practice provide a number of safeguards to ensure that, as far as possible, genetic disorders are not passed on to babies through IVF treatment.

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