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Embryos screened for squint

8th May 2007
A London clinic has announced it is to genetically screen a couple‚Äôs embryos for signs of a squint.  The father-to-be and his father both have severe squints which mean they can only look down or sideways and so the clinic has been granted permission to screen embryos in order to produce a baby who does not suffer from the genetic condition.  Critics have argued that the treatment is a step too far as a squint is not life threatening.  However, Professor Gedis Grudzinskas from the clinic said this particular condition caused gross abnormalities for the sufferer and was more than just a cosmetic problem.

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Article Information

Title: Embryos screened for squint
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 2772
Date Added: 8th May 2007


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