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The Victorian Infertility Treatment Authority has given permission to allow tissue typing in combination with preimplantation genetic diagnosis. This is a new application of IVF. Not only will it allow parents to select an embryo free from serious genetic disease it will allow them to simultaneously select for a match so that the umbilical cord blood of the resulting baby can provide stem cells to treat an existing sibling who has a disease.

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J Med Ethics

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Genetics and Reproduction, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Professional Patient Relationship, Child, Preschool, Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation, Ethics, Medical, Fanconi Anemia, Female, Fertilization in Vitro, Humans, Male, Preimplantation Diagnosis, Siblings, Victoria