] Five healthy babies have been born to provide stem cells
] for siblings with serious non-heritable conditions. This
] is the first time "saviour siblings" have been created to
] treat children whose condition is not genetic, says the
] medical team.
[ The article's wording is a little fuzzy, which led me to initially parse them as indicating that these "saviour" babies were sacrificial in some way. That is, thankfully, not the situation... they're discussing pre-implantation testing of IVF embryo's to give parents the ability to implant and carry one whose stem cells will have the ability to help treat their other child.
Still, controversy abounds on this practice... as expected. -k]
Five 'designer babies' created for stem cells