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Black twins are born to white parents after infertility treatment

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:64
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The case of black twins being born to a white couple receiving infertility treatment, which became public this week, looks set to become a matter for the courts. The Official Solicitor has been granted injunctions forbidding the release of the identity of any of the parents, the children, the clinic concerned, or the NHS trust with which the case is associated.

    It is not known if the incident involved a black man's sperm being introduced into Mrs A's eggs, or complete fertilised embryos from a black couple being implanted in her womb. The error took place before 2001 so the children may now be over 1 year …

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