Couple asks permission to select an embryo to save son's lifeBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.767 (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:767
- Zosia Kmietowicz
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 …