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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UK's independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.

The HFEA licenses fertility clinics and centres carrying out in vitro fertilisation (IVF), other assisted conception procedures and human embryo research.

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Latest news from the HFEA

New HFEA Authority member announced
17 March 2015
The HFEA has today announced the appointment of its newest Authority member.
HFEA Chair opens new Manchester fertility suite
06 March 2015
This week, HFEA Chair Sally Cheshire and Chief Inspector Debra Bloor opened the new fertility treatment suite at St Mary’s Reproductive Medicine Department.
Statement on mitochondrial donation
24 February 2015
The House of Lords has today approved regulations that will permit techniques designed to eradicate the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease from mother to child.

Understanding fertility clinic success rates

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