Gene Test Finds Disease Risk in Parents, National Center for Genome Resources Study

Published: Jan 13, 2011

(Reuters) - A new test for genetic mutations in parents might help prevent conception of babies with deadly inherited diseases, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. The test -- the brainchild of a biotech CEO whose young daughter has a deadly and incurable genetic disease -- can detect more than 500 recessive genetic diseases before a child is even a twinkle in the parents' eyes.

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