In a world first, Singapore’s highest court rules that parents deserve kids with their genes

Signal of change / In a world first, Singapore’s highest court rules that parents deserve kids with their genes

By Li Lin Loh / 11 Apr 2017

In a world first, Singapore's highest court rules that parents deserve kids with their genes

Blood is thicker than water, or so the saying goes, reflecting the value we put on biological relationships. But is it something the law should recognise? Singapore's Supreme Court recently ruled on a case that asks this very question, and it gave a fascinating answer: parents have a strong interest in "genetic affinity" with their children, one that can merit compensation if subverted.



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