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In Britain, was born the first child is genetically modeled

January 9 2009
16:14

In the UK, was born the first genetically simulated child. In the newborn girl is missing a gene mutation, which could later lead to breast cancer.

According to the observing of a maternity doctor Paul Serhala, and 27-year-old mother and baby "feel good". "The newborn immune from risk of cancer in adulthood," - said the expert.

Unprecedented experiment was conducted at the request of a couple who wanted to save her child from a gene that has been the source of the disease in several generations. The carrier of the gene - the husband of the family. In his old woman in three generations develop cancer when overcame 20 years of age. Among them - his grandmother, mother, sister and cousin.

The threat of the disease the child in such a family hereditary terrible illness, according to experts, up to 80 percent, ITAR-TASS reported.

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