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Health

We have to the technology; we can rebuild the race!

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJune 30, 2008 4:50 AM

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Baby to be born free of breast cancer after embryo screening:

The couple produced 11 embryos, of which five were found to be free from the gene. Two of these were implanted in the woman's womb and she is now 14 weeks pregnant. By screening out embryos carrying the gene, called BRCA-1, the couple, from London, will eliminate the hereditary disease from their lineage.

Obviously the headline is hyperbolic in this specific case. Changing probabilities is not necessarily a guarantee. But I think the bigger picture here warrants serious notice. Armand Leroi has outlined the major issues, so I won't review them again....

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