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Debating Matters. Designer Babies: Where Should We Draw the Line?

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.974/a (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:974
  1. Stuart W G Derbyshire, assistant professor. (DerbyshireSW@anes.upmc.edu)
  1. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center USA

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    Ed Ellie Lee

    Hodder and Stoughton, £5.99, pp 81

    ISBN 0 340 84835 9

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    On 29 August 2000, Adam Nash was born in Colorado. What made Adam different from the billions of baby boys born previously was the selection of Adam from a range of embryos ensuring he would be free from the gene fault that causes Fanconi's anaemia, which affected his sister Molly. To survive, Molly needed a successful bone marrow transplant and her parents were informed that the odds of success …

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