[LMB] Gene cleaning in real life

Pat Mathews MATHEWS55 at msn.com
Sat Nov 11 16:42:19 GMT 2017


What about them? There are plenty out there who are leading a functional life, and of course, those are the ones we'd see and know about. And why make life difficult for them  by throwing them into the category of People We Must Do Something About? Others will probably need guardians all their lives, in which case someone had better be appointed to keep an eye on the guardians. (Ref: a massive, flaming scandal here in New Mexico, ongoing for some time, in which perfectly competent elders and others with perfectly competent family members, were massively defrauded and kept in low-end hellholes while their 'guardians" drained their assets.)


The same applies to other people with special needs. I have a friend who has blossomed since getting out from under her family, her former doctor, and a veritable Cheops' Pyramid of medications, until she's saner than I am! (Well, okay, low standard to meet, but still.....) And ... well, beyond that level of experience, I'm not gong to say one word. I'm not qualified to do so.


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Way off subject.
I know several people who have Downs syndrome.  What is your opinion on
them?

On Nov 10, 2017 11:10 PM, "M. Haller Yamada" <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
wrote:

> Now we get into the territory of weighing up tragedies. Is it more
> terrible to have a child die
> of Tay-Sachs, or have three cousins die of tuberculosis? (Or three
> children, for that matter?)
> Modern medicine and technology has come up with ways to deal with malaria
> or sickle-cell
> disease or tuberculosis; now it is turning to dealing with the coping
> mechanisms that random
> genetics have produced. It's going to be a very long and difficult road.
>
>
> If we go the gene-registry route, well, at least we'll have some nice
> tropes for forbidden love
> in future romance novels (except for the fact that we've also got great
> birth control now, so
> these won't be forbidden romance stories, but forbidden child-bearing
> stories. Not My Cup of
> Tea at all).
>
>
> Anyway, interesting extract that lists some of the many genetic
> disease-as-resisting-other
> disease pairs. https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencedirect.com%2Fscience%2Farticle%2Fpii%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmathews55%40msn.com%7Ceaea8b2f26ea4642937208d528ea5612%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636459909280211673&sdata=u8iE3LzEuxEzLmiiTbSDsRyxNSw378LqfYc2x8eXVYg%3D&reserved=0
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> Micki
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