An Australian couple who created medical history and sparked a storm of controversy about their decision to have a “designer” baby to save their seriously ill son have spoken out about their choice in a new film.
The Tasmanian couple, known only as Stephen and Leanne, welcomed their life-saving baby boy, CJ, last month.
CJ was conceived using a contentious technique called PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) in which embryos are screened for genetic disorders before being implanted in the mother’s uterus.
While debate rages about the ethics of the technique, for Stephen and Leanne it provided the only lifeline for their four-year-old son BJ, who has a rare immune deficiency known as hyper IgM syndrome.

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