April 20, 2024

IN BRIEF: saviour siblings; Nitschke; cosmetic surgery

Saviour siblings: The UK’s House of Lords has ruled that parents can create children with IVF whose tissue will be used as therapy for a brother or sister who suffers from a genetic disorder. The technique for “designer babies”, as it is called by its critics, involves creating several embryos, selecting one with the same tissue type and discarding the rest.