Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority


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Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority

An organization set up by act of Parliament in 1990 to control research involving embryos. The HFEA regulates and inspects all UK clinics providing IVF, donor insemination or the storage of eggs, sperm or embryos. It maintains a register of persons whose gametes are used for assisted conception and licenses and monitors all human embryo research being conducted in the UK.
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The ruling ends a 16-month-long legal battle between Britain's fertility regulator, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, and an anti-abortion group that contended such screening could lead to the creation of designer babies for spare body parts.
The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, Britain's industry watchdog, found discrepancies in the way patients' eggs were labeled and stored at the Hampshire Clinic and at the NHS North Hampshire Hospital.
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