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Men using IVF inadequately screened for cystic fibrosis

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1720
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Infertile men who have used in vitro fertilisation or had successful surgery to enable them to father a child, could be putting their offspring at risk of cystic fibrosis because standard screening methods cannot detect many genetic mutations responsible for the condition.

    This conclusion results from a Canadian study by a team led by Keith Jarvi, associate professor …

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