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|Sun, 01-11-2009 - 8:28pm|
I was wondering what you both thought of this...
"The first baby in the UK tested before conception for a genetic form of breast cancer has been born."
"Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves taking a cell from an embryo at the eight-cell stage of development, when it is around three-days old, and testing it.
This is before conception - defined as when the embryo is implanted in the womb.
Doctors then select an embryo free from rogue genes to continue the pregnancy, and discard any whose genetic profile points to future problems. "