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Revealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart

Daring operation saved Chloe Narbonne after a failed transplant meant the device was the only way to keep her alive<p>Chloe’s story: one girl, four hearts and an NHS miracle<p>A 13-year-old girl from Worcester is the first child in Britain to have received an artificial heart, the Guardian can reveal, …

Parents fighting to keep baby alive lose high court battle

Judge rules Great Ormond Street hospital can withdraw life support for Charlie Gard after doctors say he has brain damage<p>Doctors can withdraw life-support treatment from a sick baby boy against his parents’ wishes, a high court judge has ruled.<p>Specialists at Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH) in …

Trial hears 11-month-old boy on life support 'will not improve'

Further intensive care treatment for Isaiah Haastrup is ‘futile’, say King’s College hospital medics<p>An 11-month-old boy at the centre of a high court case over life-support treatment is “profoundly disabled” and will not improve, a doctor has told a judge.<p>Specialists at King’s College hospital in …

The DNA database that is key to beating our rarest diseases

The future now holds hope for children like Sam Ward, and doctors say many other people are set to benefit<p>Jillian Hastings Ward gave birth to her second child, Sam, almost four years ago. For the first few months of his life, the boy appeared to be in good health. “Then we realised that he was not …

Genetics

Hundreds of families block organ donation

<b>Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives.</b><p>BBC 5 live found that almost a third of families blocked organ donation because they felt the process took "too long".<p>The law states that consent lies with the …

Theresa May

Parents of brain-damaged baby ask judges to allow new assessment

Lanre Haastrup and Takesha Thomas do not accept advice of doctors to switch off machine keeping eight-month-old Isaiah alive<p>The parents of a brain-damaged baby will ask the high court on Monday to allow an independent expert to assess their son’s likely quality of life, refusing to accept the …

'Longest-frozen' embryo born 24 years on

<b>A baby has been born from an embryo frozen for nearly 25 years - possibly the longest gap between conception and birth since IVF began.</b><p>The embryo was donated by a family in the US and has become the first child for a woman who would herself have been only one when the baby was conceived.<p>The donated …

Pregnancy

Would-be parents moving house to get free IVF on NHS

Doctor at hospital with UK’s largest sperm bank says discriminatory funding system behind relocation<p>Many would-be parents are moving house in order to access free IVF on the NHS, sometimes saving themselves £10,000, according to the lead fertility doctor at the UK’s largest sperm bank.<p>Dr Raj …

A Look Inside the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics