Is there a problem with Down syndrome? Is having 46 chromosomes fundamentally better than having 47? If one can designate a certain genetic condition as less than ideal, what are ideal genetics? More importantly, where does this contemplation lead us?
Researchers have discovered a new way to turn off the chromosome that causes Down syndrome, and I am troubled, let me tell you. It feels like the beginning of a brave new world, and my child may be the canary in the coal mine. Read the rest of this entry »