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FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants
Associated Press ^
| Jan 17, 2014 2:37 PM EST
| Matthew Perrone
Posted on 01/17/2014 12:06:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code.
The laboratory test from Affymetrix detects variations in patients chromosomes that are linked to Down syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome and other developmental disorders. About 2 to 3 percent of U.S. children have some sort of intellectual disability, according to the National Institutes of Health.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: bloodtest; disabilities; fda; fourthtrimester; postbirthabortion; potentialperson
posted on 01/17/2014 12:06:52 PM PST
I wonder what they could possibly do with that information?
posted on 01/17/2014 12:07:43 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
posted on 01/17/2014 12:15:37 PM PST
(I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
To: E. Pluribus Unum
Mandatory post birth abortion will come next.
posted on 01/17/2014 12:17:34 PM PST
(Wise men still seek Him.)
Heard about this on NPR. This is the first step in genetic testing for disabilities, to be expanded to test for genetic abilities.
This is Designer Babies to screen for the bad things and choose what you want your child to grow up to be.
Those embryos that do not test at the proper specifications will be disposed of until one is found that has desirable characteristics.
posted on 01/17/2014 12:40:39 PM PST
by lucky american
(The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
Ever seen the episode of Twilight Zone where the child at a certain age has to go take the intelligence test after taking the pill and if the score was too high the child got terminated ?
The Parents were notified by a call telling them to select a choice of getting the body back or letting the state dispose of it.
posted on 01/17/2014 1:50:47 PM PST
(Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
Next step, denial of medical care to said children beyond palliative.
posted on 01/17/2014 1:56:28 PM PST
Does this mean that babies that will turn out liberal or homosexual can be DNA tested and aborted?
posted on 01/18/2014 5:27:32 AM PST
by a fool in paradise
("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
To: a fool in paradise
This is for babies already born. But since they’re talking acceptance of “post-birth abortion” these days, who knows what will be accepted.
posted on 01/18/2014 6:21:05 AM PST
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