Dennis Lo: 'Should parents be told about a disease their child might get?'

by jeeg 7. September 2013 01:26
Yuk Ming Dennis Lo recalls the reaction when in 1997 he and colleagues published the unusual news that fragments of an unborn baby's DNA circulate freely in its mother bloodstream in significant quantities. First, he was surprised by the ready acceptance of a discovery he likens to finding your ... [More]

Prenatal DNA testing a 'Pandora's box'

by jeeg 13. June 2011 22:51
Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your foetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions such as Down syndrome, but also things like eye colour and height. And the risk for developing depression or Alzheimer's disease. And the c... [More]
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