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Continued: With genetic testing, patients can see the future

  • Article by: ALLIE SHAH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 20, 2014 - 9:06 AM

They talked about possibly taking a fertilized embryo and checking it to see if it has the mutated gene before deciding to continue with the pregnancy. “We stepped back, and thought, ‘We’re kind of playing God here,’ ” Keegan said. “We didn’t think we wanted to do that.”

In the end, they’ve decided that when the time comes, they’ll roll the dice and have children the old-fashioned way.

Even if he passes the gene onto his child, there’s a good chance that during the child’s lifetime there will be medical advancements to improve treatment of the disease, Keegan figures.

 

Allie Shah • 612-673-4488

 

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