Landmark cryogenic order


The High Court ruled that a terminally-ill 14-year-old, JS, could be cryogenically preserved in the hope that she can be brought back to life and cured of cancer in the future. The court ruled that the girl’s mother, who supported her wish, should decide about the disposal of her daughter’s body, although her estranged father opposed the idea. Mr Justice Peter Jackson said the ruling was not about the rights or wrongs of cryonics but a dispute between parents.

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