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Tissue typing

A test carried out to determine what combination of a particular set of genetic markers (termed HLA markers) a person has inherited. This procedure can be carried out on IVF embryos, to establish potential tissue compatibility for donating umbilical cord blood to a sibling.

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Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD 26 September 2016 Comment
Gene therapy shows promise at treating immunodeficiency 14 December 2015 News
Film Review: A Moral Dilemma - Saviour Sibling or Spare Part Baby? 11 June 2012 Review
Race and genetics in stem cell transplantation 17 October 2011 Comment
Couple try for 'saviour sibling' to help son with Diamond Blackfan anaemia 7 March 2011 News
Event Review: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 - A Multidisciplinary Workshop 31 January 2011 Review
Celebrating 20 years of preimplantation genetic diagnosis 23 July 2010 Comment
Licensing 'saviour siblings': Why the HFEA is right 22 February 2010 Comment
'Embryo destroyed' stories came from nowhere 1 February 2010 News
The case for case-by-case regulation of PGD: a response to Dr David King 26 January 2010 Comment
The case for case-by-case regulation of PGD 18 January 2010 Comment
Event Review: Eugenics - Science Fiction or Future Reality? 30 November 2009 Review
Twin saviour siblings born in the UK 17 August 2009 News
Film Review: My Sister's Keeper 24 July 2009 Review
New method to multiply stem cells may help bone marrow transplants 20 April 2009 News
UK Parliament legislates 'saviour sibling' treatment 27 May 2008 News
Scientists, hybrid embryos and the media 28 April 2008 Comment
Why have a free vote on 'saviour siblings'? 9 April 2008 Comment
Choosing children: Reflections on the regulation of embryo testing 25 March 2008 Comment
Regulating IVF and embryo research: Balancing clarity with flexibility 19 July 2007 Comment
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