“Saviour sibling” is born after embryo selection in the United States

  title={“Saviour sibling” is born after embryo selection in the United States},
  author={Roger Dobson},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • R. Dobson
  • Published 26 June 2003
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
The birth of what has been described as Britain's first saviour sibling has renewed pressure on UK authorities to allow selection of embryos on the basis that they may help save the life of an already born brother or sister. The birth of Jamie Whitaker at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital has reignited the ethical debate over whether it is right to select an embryo that is compatible with an older, sick sibling and to use its cord blood as a reservoir of stem cells for the sick child. Jamie's… 

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