First Baby Born from IVF Technique Which Eliminates Inherited Disease

(The Telegraph) – The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders. Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy which would have left him with weak muscles making walking and everyday tasks difficult. However, a ground-breaking technique which is being pioneered by fertility doctors in London has allowed Lucas to be born fit, healthy and free of disease.

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