Law lords give the go ahead for creation of “saviour siblings”

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 05 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1041
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The United Kingdom's highest court last week gave the go ahead for the creation of “saviour siblings” to give umbilical cord, blood, or bone marrow to try to save the life of a brother or sister. Five judges in the House of Lords unanimously ruled that the law that set up the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Authority gives the authority the power to licence, alone or separately, both preimplantation genetic diagnosis and tissue typing on embryos used in treatment for …

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