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BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 14 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5448

Stem cell trial in unborn babies will start next year: A clinical trial that will involve injecting fetal stem cells into fetuses identified with brittle bone disease is to begin in January. The trial, led by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, will use stem cells from terminated pregnancies that develop into healthy bone, cartilage, and muscle. Brittle bone disease affects around one in 25 000 births and can be fatal. It can cause multiple fractures and other problems.

Child psychologist is sentenced for NHS fraud: A child psychologist who continued to see privately paying clients while on sickness leave from her part time NHS job has been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court to a 12 month community order and 150 hours of unpaid work. Denise Whitworth, of Port Talbot, who was employed by Cwm Taf University Health Board, was found guilty after a fraud investigation supported by NHS Counter Fraud Service (Wales). She must pay compensation to …

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