||<p>An expert panel, convened by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority,
has conducted three reviews of the safety and efficacy of methods to avoid mitochondrial
disease through assisted conception. The reports of the reviews were published in
April 2011, March 2013 and, most recently, on 3 June 2014.</p><p> </p><p>All three
reviews have found no evidence to suggest any of the techniques evaluated are unsafe.
In its most recent report, the expert panel recommended that additional experiments
should be completed before the techniques were used in clinical practice. The Government
is considering the report and will announce its plans as soon as possible.</p>