Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Remaining Ethical Challenges

Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Sep 7;21(3):301-304. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.08.009.


Recent developments in the field of mitochondrial replacement technique (MRT) research and clinical practice have raised ethical concerns worldwide. We argue that the future use of MRTs requires a concerted effort among the global research and clinical community to implement and enforce responsible innovation and governance.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Governance
  • Humans
  • Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy / ethics*
  • Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Policy
  • Social Control, Formal