Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority


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Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority

n
(Medicine) an organization set up by act of Parliament (1990) to control and review research involving embryos. It maintains a register of persons whose gametes are used for assisted conception. Abbreviation: HFEA
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London--Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority decided in mid-July to relax the grounds on which embryos can be created and screened to produce a genetic match of tissue to help a sick sibling and then destroyed.
LONDON -- Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority last month loosened rules on screening human embryos to allow couples with a sick child to test embryos conceived during fertility treatment and pick one to implant in the woman's uterus that matched the sick child's tissue type.
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