Colman Chadam, California Boy Ordered To Transfer Schools For Carrying Cystic Fibrosis Gene, Goes Back To Class

by jeeg 8. November 2012 23:59
Colman Chadam has been allowed to return to his middle school after officials ordered him to transfer out because of his genetic makeup. The 11-year-old California boy was told last month that he had to transfer from Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto to another one miles away -- because he carries ... [More]

Sickle cell testing of athletes stirs discrimination fears

by jeeg 20. September 2010 20:20
U.S. colleges and universities for the first time are requiring top student athletes to submit to testing for the gene for sickle cell anemia, a mandate aimed at preventing sudden deaths of promising young players but stirring deep fears about reviving dangerous old prejudices. The screening... [More]
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