Genetically selected Spanish baby offers hope to sick brother

10/20/2008 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

A Spanish infant who was born through stem cell screening could help save his 6-year-old brother with a congenital form of anemia. The baby's parents hope to use stem cells derived from his umbilical cord for a bone marrow transplant on their older child. The Roman Catholic Church and anti-abortion groups, however, have raised ethical concerns about the method.

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