Experiences of mitochondrial disease & potential impact of treatment / HFEA


The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority asked us to explore the potential impact of a proposed treatment called ‘Mitochondria Replacement’ (sometimes referred to as ‘Three Parent Babies’), which would theoretically prevent the passing on of Mitochondrial Disease. We made a series of films, with scientists, ethicists and, as above, people whose lives have been affected by Mitochondrial Disease. The films were shown at a series of public consultations run by Dialogue By Design, to help people make an informed decision about the ethics of such a treatment, and whether it should be permitted in the UK.