This piece from AFP news service in France (via Yahoo) announces the birth of the first ever "savior sibling" born in that country.
The baby's already born (lucky for him!) sibling has a rare blood disorder, which the parents and doctors hope to treat with stem cells from this new designer infant.
Here is how that happens; The couple goes through the in-vitro process we all know and tolerate, and from the multiple embryos (that's "little people") one is selected that is a good genetic match for whatever it is the parents and doctors wish to do with it. This embryo is allowed to live. The rest of the embryos are destroyed, without so much as a complementary toaster or even a Lowe's gift card... but, thanks for playing!
CODA: This is probably not likely to be a big problem psychologically or emotionally for any of the children, experts guess wildly, with a shrug. And, anyway, that kind of thing is not really within the scope of their research. Anyone wishing to look into that aspect of the process will therefore have to find their own funding.
"O, brave new world, that hath such people in it!" - Shakespeare