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Doctors achieve European first for IVF procedure: Genetic tests on embryos prior to implantation Breakthrough hailed as huge technological leap

Jul 28, 2014 - The Guardian (London)

Doctors in London have reported the first pregnancy in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for genetic disorders before they are implanted.

The technique allows doctors to select embryos that are free of dangerous mutations carried by one or both parents even if the precise nature of the genetic defect is unknown.

Fertility specialists at the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH) said the anonymous couple, who had a high risk of passing on a lethal disease...