UK search for HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) chairperson seals HTA (Human Tissue Authority) merger u-turn:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Walter Merricks has taken up the interim chairmanship of the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). Shirley Harrison, who had been co-chairing the HFEA and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) in view of their prospective merger, has stepped down after the government decided last month not to establish a single Regulatory Authority for Tissue and Embryos (see Clinica No 1277, p 7). "There is no longer a rationale for one person to chair both authorities," said Ms Harrison, who continues as chair of the HTA. Mr Merricks has a legal background and is the UK's chief financial ombudsman.
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