To the Editor: In March 2021, the federal Parliament introduced a bill to legalise the use of the reproductive technology known as mitochondrial donation in Australia.1 Mitochondrial donation would be offered initially at a single trial clinic and, eventually, it would be made more widely available. The aim is to provide at‐risk women with the opportunity to have a genetically related child who is unlikely to develop maternally inherited mitochondrial disease. Legalising mitochondrial donation would have meaningful benefits for such women. However, as the bill currently stands, its implementation raises unresolved ethical and legal issues.
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