The word guarantee is used a little bit loose here, as the baby is not immune to breast disease but the embryos did not contain the cancerous gene, so if nothing else with the history of breast cancer in the woman’s family, what did she have to lose to give this a try. BD
U.K. woman conceives breast cancer gene-free baby Updated Mon. Jun. 30 2008 4:19 PM ET CTV.ca News Staff A British woman is 14 weeks pregnant after conceiving the country's first baby guaranteed to be free of a hereditary breast cancer, doctors have revealed. The unidentified woman and her husband underwent in vitro fertilization to screen 11 embryos for the presence of one gene, BRCA-1. The woman is now 14 weeks pregnant with her first child.