Toni Caldwell

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Personal-genetics firm denies pursuit of designer babies in patent filing

The consumer genetics firm 23andMe was last week awarded a US patent for a method to predict a baby’s traits on the basis of its parents’ DNA, the …

Genetic screening: Every newborn a patient

OP-ED<p>Genetic screening: Every newborn a patient<p>Giving parents a torrent of information about a child's genetic disease risk will profoundly change the experience of bringing a new life into the world.<p>July 19, 2013|By Stefan Timmermans<p>The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and …

Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening

What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors …

New Post-Birth Test Reveals Baby’s Genetic Blueprint And Health Risks: Would You Want To Know?

Amelia Sloan — a healthy baby girl — is one of the first to take part in a large-scale research project taking place outside Washington, DC to <b>decode</b> …

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 May after a Philadelphia couple had cells from their IVF embryos sent to specialists in Oxford, who checked them for genetic abnormalities. The …