[LMB] Gene cleaning in real life
A. Marina Fournier
saffronrose at me.com
Sat Nov 11 00:32:08 GMT 2017
On Nov 09, 2017, at 03:47 PM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
On Nov 9, 2017, at 5:49 PM, Helen Fenton <hifenton at internode.on.net> wrote:
Speaking as a person who comes from a family afflicted with Porphyria ( Varigate version) and lives in Australia with high levels of sunlight all year round and high levels of consumption of alcoholic beverages . I would give anything to be rid of this curse for myself and my son .
Huntington disease is just horrid. Robert M. Sapolsky gives a description of it in
his online course “Human Behavioral Biology” from a course at Stanford.
In summary it makes a man behave more like one of the other apes. Eventually
with further nervous degeneration uncontrollable tremors.
Oh, heavens yes. Parkinson's is benign in comparison, but I'm rather happy neither runs in my son's forebears. I know that Huntington's usually skips a generation, and that those who have been quietly tested for it take an early "mortal coil shuffle" before they can procreate.
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