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Couple allowed to select an embryo to save sibling

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:592
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. BMJ

    A couple whose son suffers from a rare blood disorder have been become the first parents in the United Kingdom to be given the go ahead to use preimplantation tissue typing solely to try to create a donor sibling who could save their child's life.

    Joshua Fletcher's case is the first to be approved since the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) relaxed its rules in July (31 July, p 251).

    Before then, under rules made in 2001, tissue typing could be carried out only …

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