[LMB] Gene cleaning in real life

Caroline Tabach ctabach at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 19:11:28 GMT 2017

On 11 November 2017 at 02:05, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:

> On Nov 09, 2017, at 06:56 AM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> "......
> They can't (yet), but the community can advise all high-school seniors in
> religious schools to get gene tested. The lab results help make sure 2
> carriers don't get married. No more dead babies.
> Marina:
> I gather it isn't tested for at birth. If the family contains "hidden
> Jews" in its background, they would not think to get tested, and the
> advisor for genetic testing at amniocentesis or chorionic villius sampling
> (which is usually done a couple of weeks earlier) would not necessarily
> suspect it, nor test for it. If a pregnant woman is under 30, such testing
> is rare.
> I think yours is a good idea, but I think universal gene testing at the
> time of a teenage vaccine or booster would make sense.
> I have one mutation of which I'm aware, but wouldn't have been
> automatically tested for..
> Marina
> --Not an idea,
this is what actuallly is alraedy happening

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