Wrong Woman Gets Couple's Last Embryo

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2009 6:10 AM CDT
Wrong Woman Gets Couple's Last Embryo
A human embryo.    (AP Photo/Advanced Cell Technology)

A British fertility clinic implanted the wrong embryo into a woman who aborted it as soon as she found out, dashing another couple's hopes of having their second baby, reports the Telegraph. When a lab assistant informed the couple, they "held each other and sobbed," said the woman. “I remember thinking: ‘That’s our last hope gone—we will never have another child.’" A rash of recent mistakes has resulted in calls for more regulation of the fertility industry.

(More IVF stories.)

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