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New Baby Genome Mapping to Detect Disorders in the Womb?

New Baby Genome Mapping to Detect Disorders in the Womb?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — A new, noninvasive procedure may one day allow women to test their unborn babies for more than 3,500 genetic disorders. It could perhaps replace amniocentesis, in which a probe is inserted through a woman’s abdome…

The Short Answer on Pygmy Height? Genes

The Short Answer on Pygmy Height? Genes

Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Why do we walk on two legs instead of crawling around on all fours?  Why are sons so often taller than their fathers?  And why are pygmies so short?It is human to ask these questions, and the answers can s…

Extreme Gene Testing: One Researcher’s Experience

Extreme Gene Testing: One Researcher’s Experience

Comstock/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) — When you look at 56-year-old scientist Dr. Michael Snyder, it’s unlikely that “diabetes” would be the first word to come to mind.“I don’t look like the type of man who has diabetes,…

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