Sunday, June 17, 2007

Gene Screening

Gene Screening 'Safe' For Babies
Carrying out checks on embryos for genetic disorders incurs no more risk than standard IVF, researchers suggest. The latest study from Brussels' Free University looked at the outcomes of 583 children born after preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). There have been safety questions over this procedure because it is relatively new and involves removing a cell from an embryo at around three days old. The work was presented at a European Society of Human Genetics meeting.

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