Embryo screening for sick sibs ok'd by UK court.
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)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 30, 2003|
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