5th May, 2015
Five-week-old Megan O’Connor is the first baby in the world to be born free of the rare genetic disease mucolipidosis as a result of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) with karyomapping carried out at Waterstone Clinic.
Megan O’Connor’s parents John and Emma were both carriers of the gene causing mucolipidosis and had a one-in-four chance of having a baby with the condition. Megan was conceived using the revolutionary treatment, whereby embryos are diagnosed before being implanted in the womb, and only embryos which are deemed free from the disease are transferred.
Listen to their story here: