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Couple asks permission to select an embryo to save son's life

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.767 (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:767
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Parents of a 2 year old boy with thalassaemia are pleading with the fertility watchdog in the United Kingdom to be allowed to select an embryo that will produce a brother or sister who can save his life.

    Raj and Shahana Hashmi want their son, Zain, to have a stem cell transplant, but to date have failed to find a suitable donor. If the couple's request to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is …

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