How is this possible? Well, because of the miracles of science, the baby grew from an embryo that was screened to ensure it did not contain the faulty gene (pictured above) with the same technique that is used to screen embryos resulting from In Vitro for disorders like cystic fibrosis.
Here are the facts about any girl born with the BRCA 1 gene. She has a(n):
- 80% risk of developing breast cancer
- 60 % chance of developing ovarian cancer
- 50% risk of passing the above on to her own children