"Although some people have concerns about the safety of these techniques, we found that they trust the scientific experts and the regulator to know when it is appropriate to make them available to patients," authority chair Lisa Jardine said in a news release, the AP reported.
The agency will forward its findings to the government, which would require Parliamentary approval to make these techniques legal.
Critics say there are already safe methods -- such as egg donation -- that can help couples avoid passing serious health problems to their children, the AP reported.
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