Sunday, June 29, 2008
British Mom Carrying Baby Guaranteed Not To Get Hereditary Breast Cancer
posted by Growing Your Baby at 6/29/2008 11:11:00 pm
In a move that will probably cause a bit of an ethical stir, doctors have screened a UK woman’s embryos and removed an inherited gene that would have left the baby with a 50 to 85 per cent chance of developing the cancer.
Because her husband had tested positive for the gene and his sister, mother, grandmother and cousin have all had the cancer, the woman decided to have her embryos screened after she got pregnant.
The unidentified mom-to-be, told the Sunday Times: “For the past three generations, every single woman in my husband’s family has had breast cancer, as early as 27 and 29.I think this was done responsibly. I hope this couple gets a healthy baby and that their future children are free of breast cancer.