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Teenager granted dying wish to be cryogenically frozen

The terminally ill 14-year-old girl expressed a wish to be revived in the future.

A doctor removing embryo samples from cryogenic storage, one of the current uses for cryogenics.
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A teenage girl has been cryogenically frozen in the hope of being revived at a time when her cancer might be cured.

The terminally ill 14-year-old girl from London won a legal fight to be frozen after she died. After her death in October, the girl's remains were transported to a cryonic facility in the United States.

The UK's High Court made the ruling in a legal dispute between the girl's parents after her estranged father opposed the idea. While approving the process, the judge suggested that proper regulation of cryonic preservation could be required in future.