A Law's Fetal Flaw

Boyce, Nell
July 2003
U.S. News & World Report;7/21/2003, Vol. 135 Issue 2, p48
Discusses how doctors can help families affected by hereditary diseases conceive a healthy child by genetically screening embryos. Use of blood from the new child's umbilical cord to provide life-saving cells for a sick sibling; How use of an aborted fetus is illegal as a source of tissue; Curing power of stem cells from matched siblings; Concern from lawmakers that women may get pregnant with the intention of aborting their fetuses to obtain transplant tissue for sick relatives; Ethics of the transplantations.


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