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Britain: Cancer-free 'designer babies' get approval

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Cancer-free 'designer babies' get approval
By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent

PEOPLE with inherited forms of cancer have won the right to select embryos free from genes that might trigger the disease in future generations, The Times has learnt.
Four couples affected by a genetic form of bowel cancer will start the procedure by the end of the year, after the Government’s fertility watchdog allowed a London clinic to screen IVF embryos for the disorder. [continued]
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...339197,00.html
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Nov2-04, 04:12 AM
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Sounds good to me. If we have the technology to make this choice it would be immoral to let a child be born with an inherited disease like cancer.
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Nov5-04, 04:19 AM
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I agree with Number 42. It's good news for mankind and also mark a starting point in genetics.


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