HFEA


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HFEA

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Medicine) Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority
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As a result of expanding its partnerships in the Kingdom to include PNU last year, HFEA saw an approximate 30 percent increase over 2017 in the number of female students trained, with 32 percent more of Ford funds spent to make the additional workshops possible.
Not only was this the first-ever HFEA focussed on business ideas which have the potential to shape the future of mobility -- impacting how people and goods move across all modes of transportation -- but the unique workshop also offered 13 entrepreneurs unrivalled access to some of the industry's prominent mentors, global and regional business leaders, and co-founders, of effective enterprises, including Ford Middle East and Africa President, Mark Ovenden.
The HFEA has previously launched successful workshops in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and two in Dubai, with the inaugural installment in the capital marking the fourth emirate to date.
Britain became the first country in the world to formally allow MRT when the HFEA gave a cautious green light to the procedure last year.
The HFEA committee reviewed the women's medical and family histories and concluded that any children they conceived may be affected by "serious multi-systemic and progressive disease" which would severely affect their quality of life.
(the) HFEA might take a lead on this, but I'm quite sure before these clinical trials can go on they have to go through, I believe, Parliament to change a law.
But critics say the HFEA has ignored warnings, acted too hastily, and set scientists on the start of a slippery slope towards the creation of genetically modified "designer babies".
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."
"Our License Committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory's research license to include gene editing of embryos," the HFEA said in a (http://news.sky.com/story/1633640/uk-scientists-given-nod-to-modify-human-embryos) statement .
The HFEA said incidents "were always investigated thoroughly".
Mrs Warren said a limit imposed by the HFEA meant that she had little over a year to conceive using sperm which her husband, Warren Brewer, a ski instructor who died of cancer two years ago aged 32, placed in storage.