Baby Girl Free Of Breast Cancer Gene Due To Be Born Soon

News — By on December 22, 2008 at 7:36 pm

The first British baby girl free of the faulty BRCA 1 gene, which significantly raises a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer, is due to be born soon. The girl has been genetically selected to be free of the faulty gene. As an embryo, she was screened to make sure she did not have the faulty gene. The BRCA 1 gene passes the risk of breast cancer down generations. Experts say a woman who carries this gene runs a 50% to 85% risk of developing breast cancer.

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