Mitochondrial Donation Update – April 2019

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has gathered a panel of experts, following the government response to the recommendations of the Senate Inquiry.

This is a crucial step. As per the government’s request, the Mito Foundation was invited to nominate a representative to join the panel. We will represent the interests of the mito community during our work with the NHMRC.

This panel will inform NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso AO of the best approach to the public consultation process. The NHMRC has a target date of the end of April 2019 to have the public consultation process defined.

We’re thankful to the tireless work of the mito community, who have spoken to a large range of politicians over the past years. The broad base of political support that has been generated gives us confidence that the progress of legalising mitochondrial donation will continue, even in light of a looming Federal Election and potential change of government.

Resources and Links

Mitochondrial Donation

The Science Behind Mitochondrial Donation

Mitochondrial Donation Resources