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Matters of life

 Genetic engineering - changes to the genetic structure of living things

Somatic cell therapy - replaces a defected gene

Saviour Siblings - A sibling concieved through IVF and is used to treat a sick sibling

Designer babies - babies concieved from IVF and choosen because are close to a sick sibling or a certain sex to help a sick sibling (legal in UK)


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Embryos created for IVF can be used for reserach for things such as genetic cloning. Embryos can only be used before 14 days after embroyo creation and the consent of both parents is needed.

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