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Embryo screening for sick sibs ok'd by UK court.

The UK Court of Appeals ruled that couples can screen their test-tube embryos to ensure the fetal tissue provides a match to help cure a sick sibling.

The ruling ends a 16-month-long legal battle between Britain's fertility regulator, the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, and an anti-abortion group that contended such screening could lead to the creation of designer babies for spare body parts. The decision allows couples undergoing in vitro fertilization who already were having their embryos screened for serious hereditary diseases to get a license to have them tested for tissue matching to save the life of a sibling.
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Title Annotation:screening for fetal tissue match approved by Court of Appeals
Comment:Embryo screening for sick sibs ok'd by UK court.(screening for fetal tissue match approved by Court of Appeals)
Publication:Transplant News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 30, 2003
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