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Parents should have right to choose sex of child, say MPs

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.745 (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:745
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Parents should be allowed to use preimplantation genetic diagnosis to choose the sex of their children to “balance” their families, a committee of MPs concluded last week in areport from which half its members dissented.

    The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee also said that the laboratory production of chimeras in which animal and human cells are mixed for research purposes should be legal, as long as they were destroyed within 14 days and implanting them in a womanwas banned.

    The report on human reproductive technology and the law said opposition …

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