Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Having Kids As Spare-Part Producers

Savior siblings are children produced specifically because they have compatible bodies to a brother or sister who has some kind of medical or genetic problem. The idea is to then use the savior sibling’s cells, etc., to help the other sibling that is ill. For right now, what’s harvested is blood or cells – but who is to say that next won’t be harvesting kidneys or even hearts?
Saviour sibling born in France
A “SAVIOUR sibling” baby has been born in France for the first time.
The controversial concept, called a bébé médicament (medicine baby) in French, refers to a couple having a child by in vitro fertilisation to provide an organ or cell transplant to a brother or sister who is ill. more

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