[LMB] Fwd: Leaking
mark at allums.email
Wed Jan 5 20:34:21 GMT 2022
I sent a msg to QuietAnne by mistake; she hit reply, thinking it was to
the list, instead it came to me. Here it is.
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Leaking
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2022 15:18:44 -0500
From: quietann <quietann at gmail.com>
Reply-To: quietann at gmail.com
To: Mark Allums <mark at allums.email>
It's OK. My apologies for being over-sensitive and cranky this morning.
As I said before: the NIFT test isn't accurate. It's great at detecting
true positives, but really bad at detecting true negatives. A lot of
screening tests aren't accurate, and if one has a positive test, further
testing is required.
And Karen, thanks for the correction on the genetics of CF. I should
have remembered that. Tay-Sachs is much more clear. There are a few
(My (Ashkenazi Jew) doctoral advisor was a T-S carrier, and there was a
panic when it looked like her (Iranian Muslim) husband was a carrier,
too. Apparently there's a genetic marker in his background that is close
to, but not, the one for T-S. It was a very unexpected and wanted
pregnancy; she was a "DES daughter" and due to cervical insufficiency,
she was on bed rest for 7 months. At 37 weeks, her OB took her off bed
rest and expected her to go into labor immediately, but somehow she made
it to 40 weeks, right on time. Their son was perfectly healthy. The
whole bed rest thing made my data collection easier, because she wasn't
at the university to interfere with what I was doing! What would have
been weekly meetings happened about every 6 weeks, when I'd drive to her
house and sit on the end of her bed while we talked.)
quietann at gmail.com <mailto:quietann at gmail.com>
aka "The Accidental Jewess"
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