The philosopher and IVF ethics pioneer Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.
She chaired a number of inquiries to inform government policy.
They included a report which led to the creation of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) in 1991.
Baroness Warnock also recommended that children with special educational needs should be included in classrooms with other children, rather than go to specialist schools.
She will be best remembered for her government report into human fertilisation and embryology, which balanced the rights of the embryo with the rights of infertile couples.