The first baby in the UK tested before conception for a genetic form of breast cancer has been born.
Doctors at University College London said the girl and her mother were doing well following the birth this week.
The embryo was screened for the altered BRCA1 gene, which would have meant the girl had a 80% chance of developing breast cancer.
10 January 2009
Cancer Gene Becomes 100% Fatal: Progress Lauded
Breast cancer gene-free baby born (BBC.com, 1/9/09)
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