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Couple at centre of IVF controversy begin treatment

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1106
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The first couple in Britain to be allowed to try to conceive a baby to save the life of an existing child were due to start in vitro fertilisation treatment as the BMJ went to press this week.

    The Court of Appeal last week gave reasons for its decision last month (12 April, p 782) that overturned a High Court ruling that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority acted outside its powers when it gave the go-ahead for Shahana and Raj Hashmi to use pre-implantation genetic diagnosis with tissue typing to try to produce a baby who would …

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