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"Saviour siblings".

The Victorian Infertility Treatment Authority has given permission to allow tissue typing in combination with preimplantation genetic diagnosis. This is a new application of IVF. Not only will it allow parents to select an embryo free from serious genetic disease it will allow them to simultaneously select for a match so that the umbilical cord blood of the resulting baby can provide stem cells to treat an existing sibling who has a disease.[1]


  1. "Saviour siblings". Spriggs, M., Savulescu, J. Journal of medical ethics. (2002) [Pubmed]
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