Study: Test-tube ba­bies more prone to can­cer

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

CHICAGO — For the first time, a large study pub­lished on­line in the jour­nal Pe­di­atrics sug­gests a higher rate of child­hood can­cer among test­tube ba­bies, but re­searchers say the rea­son prob­a­bly has noth­ing to do with how they were con­ceived. More likely, it’s re­lated to the ge­net­ics of the par­ents who tried in vitro fer­til­iza­tion be­cause of in­fer­til­ity, the study’s au­thors and other ex­perts say. Also, test­tube in­fants of­ten are born pre­ma­turely and have breath­ing prob­lems at birth, traits linked in other stud­ies with in­creased can­cer risks.

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