The Scotsman reports:

A WOMAN is pregnant with the UK’s first baby designed not to inherit a hereditary form of cancer.

The woman carrying the child decided to use genetic screening to ensure that she does not pass on the eye cancer.


The mother, who suffers from the disease, chose to conceive her child by IVF, even though she and her partner did not have fertility problems, to allow doctors to remove a cell from embryos and test them for the cancer gene. Only embryos not carrying the defective gene were then transferred to her womb.

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