- Five-month-old Lucas Neagu had a high chance of inheriting a muscle weakening disease which runs in his family. But his parents underwent pioneering embryo screening treatment meaning he will never suffer from the condition and 200 other genetic disorders.
- Previous forms of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) have been time-consuming and costly. But Karyomapping takes less than a fortnight of laboratory work and is able to detect more than 200 disorders.
- Experts took DNA swabs from the couple and compared gene sequences at 300,000 different points of the chromosomes. They were able to work out which section of the genetic code was defective and therefore responsible for the condition.
Baby boy escapes devastating genetic disease thanks to IVF technique
5. 19. 15 by Fred Peterson