July 27, 2010
The U.K. is reorganizing and consolidating a number of health-related quangos, as part of the remodeling of the National Health Service. One group slated to have its authority consolidated into a new agency is the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the HFEA (motto: "we never met an embryo experiment we didn't like"). The U.K. Academy of Medicine has been charged with recommending a new structure. Hopefully a little respect for human life will be incorporated, but don't count on it.