Monday, June 30, 2008

'Designer baby' to be free from breast cancer

I don't know what to think about this...let the hype begin...

A British woman has made history by conceiving the country's first "designer baby" guaranteed to be free from hereditary breast cancer.

Using controversial screening techniques, doctors rejected six embryos which tested positive for the cancer gene in favour of "healthy" ones to ensure the child would not contract the disease.

The 27-year-old, who wishes to remain anonymous, is now 14 weeks pregnant with her first child after she was implanted with two of the cleared embryos.

She chose to go through the procedure because her husband had tested positive for the gene and his grandmother, mother, sister and cousin had all battled breast cancer.

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