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Parents to screen their embryos for Alzheimer

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:52 AM

Couples who fear that their children could inherit a rare form of  Alzheimer’s will now be able to screen their embryos to have babies who are free of the disease.

The Government’s fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), has decided to allow fertility clinics to test embryos for two genes that put children at risk of developing the condition as early as 35.

The decision means that any couple with a family history of early-onset Alzheimer’s – up to 5,000 people in the UK – could pay to create a number of embryos at an IVF clinic and have them screened.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

So wait,if the tests come back positive,these couples will abort babies who won't have this disease until their 70s ?
Needless to say,this disease isn't always caused by one thing.
There's been a connection made to it ,ans lyme disease ,which the medical community is dutifully ignoring .It's not always genetic ,and organic brain syndrome can also end up being diagnosed as alzheimer .
This is just so wrong .

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:02 PM

Good, i liked the part where there are 100's more of test.

Nice, i would.




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