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New Developments in genetic testing and screening

VOL: 102, ISSUE: 47, PAGE NO: 25Emma Wilkinson, MA, BSc, is acting assistant clinical editor, Nursing TimesGenetic screening took another step forward recently when the first babies were born in the UK using a technique called preimplantation genetic haplotyping, in which doctors screen embryos for genetic markers associated with a disease. The healthy twins' parents are both carriers of cystic fibrosis and already have one child with the disease.

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