Heir-rais­ing sperm use

The Courier-Mail - - WORLD -

CLAIMS that a wealthy Bri­tish cou­ple cre­ated a “de­signer grand­son” us­ing sperm taken from their dead son are to be in­ves­ti­gated by reg­u­la­tors.

The Mail on Sun­day re­vealed last week that the griev­ing par­ents are said to have re­trieved the sperm af­ter their 26-year-old son – their only child – died in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent in 2014. It was frozen and flown to the US, where it was used to cre­ate a heir.

Of­fi­cials are con­cerned that the sperm was used with­out the dead man’s con­sent – a breach of UK law.

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