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UK couples offered Counsyl gene tests for 100 inherited diseases

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/08/2010

Mark Henderson

"British couples are to be offered a groundbreaking genetic test that would virtually eliminate their chances of having a baby with one of more than 100 inherited diseases.

"The simple saliva test, which identifies whether prospective parents carry genetic mutations that could cause life-threatening disorders such as cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy or sickle-cell anaemia in their children, is to be launched within weeks in Britain, The Times has learnt.

"If the procedure, which will cost about £400 per person or £700 for a couple, is widely adopted, it could dramatically reduce the incidence of 109 serious inherited conditions that collectively affect one in every 280 births."

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"UK couples offered Counsyl gene tests for 100 inherited diseases", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2010. Consulté le 15/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/uk-couples-offered-counsyl-gene-tests-for-100-inherited-diseases