What’s Your Genetic Identity Worth?
We’ve all seen it before, whether it’s on the TV screen, movie theatre or in real life, the new born baby enters the world and the mother gasps, “Is it healthy? Is it okay?”
The nurse makes sure that a breath is taken, counts fingers and toes and declares, “Yes, it’s a beautiful bouncing boy/girl/gender neutral term.”
What is conducted more stealthily though, is the pin prick test to the child’s foot. This tiny quantity of blood is whisked away to check for any genetic abnormalities that could prove problematic in the infant’s first stages of…