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Press releases and statements

HFEA press releases and statements

Latest HFEA press releases and statements

Updated information on the Zika virus
Update about the Zika virus means fertility clinics should be extra vigilant when considering people for fertility treatment or gamete donation.
Share your story and show others they’re not alone
Have you had fertility treatment? Want to help others who are going through it too? Then please consider sharing your story on our new website.
HFEA reconvenes independent expert panel and launches call for evidence
We are pleased to announce that we have reconvened the independent scientific panel to consider the safety and efficacy of mitochondrial donation techniques.
Find out about our plans for 2016/17
We have published our business plan for 2016/17 which describes the range of work we will do in the coming financial year to deliver our strategic vision: high quality care for everyone affected by assisted reproduction.
HFEA innovation plan consultation
Does the HFEA have a role to play in promoting innovation? This is one of the questions that we would like your feedback on, in regards to our draft innovation plan.
New report shows IVF cycles are on the rise but few involve frozen eggs
Figures in our 2014 statistical report show a year on year increase in the number of IVF cycles, but the number of babies born from previously frozen eggs remains very low.
Update on the Zika virus
Recent concerns about the Zika virus means fertility clinics should be extra vigilant when considering people for fertility treatment of gamete donation.
HFEA approves licence application to use gene editing in research
Our Licence Committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory’s research licence to include gene editing of embryos.
World first as mitochondrial donation regulations come into force
Today the UK becomes the first country to license ground breaking mitochondrial donation techniques which will allow women who carry the risk of serious mitochondrial disease to avoid passing it onto their children.
Lisa Jardine, former Chair of the HFEA, passes away
It is with immense sadness that we learn of the death of Professor Lisa Jardine, our former Chair, who died on 25 October after a long battle with cancer.

Page last updated: 26 October 2015