The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has reiterated its opposition to mitochondrial donation after the vote.
Bishop John Sherrington, speaking for the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, said:
Whilst the Church recognises the suffering that mitochondrial diseases bring and hopes that alternative methods of treatment can be found, it remains opposed on principle to these procedures where the destruction of human embryos is part of the process.
This is about a human life with potential, arising from a father and a mother, being used as disposable material ...
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