HFEA


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HFEA

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Medicine) Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority
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Approval of the Newcastle clinic's facilities, equipment and staff was announced by the HFEA in March, but separate appraisals are still needed to assess the suitability of each candidate.
Aspiring entrepreneurs in the Middle East could be considered to be some of the most connected thinkers in the world and the HFEA will enhance the potential of budding entrepreneurs in the UAE.
This can be prevented by replacing the defective mitochondrial DNA with a healthy one, which can be achieved using the pronuclear transfer technique that the HFEA approved in December.
Anne Scanlan, from the prolife organisation Life, said: "The HFEA now has the reputation of being the first regulator in the world to approve this uncertain and dangerous technology.
And Anne Scanlan, of charity LIFE, said: "The HFEA now has the reputation of being the world's first regulator to approve this uncertain, dangerous technology.
HFEA officials said they sympathised with Mrs Warren, who uses her late husband's first name as her surname, but said Mr Brewer did not give written consent to his sperm being stored beyond April 2015.
Advice on the HFEA website warns anyone using unlicensed sperm websites that they run "a number of serious risks".
The HFEA is the UK s independent regulator responsible for overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and embryos in research.
Alison Murdoch, professor of reproductive medicine at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life, said: "The next step is for Government to draft the regulations needed under the Human Fertility and Embryology Act so that an application can, when appropriate, be submitted to the HFEA to permit treatment.
Guy Forster, of Irwin Mitchell, said a change in the way the HFEA categorise these incidents means there could be inconsistency, or a lack of effectiveness in the way they respond to them, with offending clinics often escaping inspection or any sanctions.
A statement from the HFEA said: "The HFEA is strongly of the view using IVF as a 'prize' in a lottery is wrong and entirely inappropriate.