NIPS: 3 babies with Down syndrome born & 2,432 more selective abortions

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Killing costly babies is “reasonable” says noted bioethicist


In the same week that thirty years ago a doctor advised the parents of Baby Doe to let him die because he had Down syndrome, a noted bioethicist said that some babies should instead be actively killed to save the rest of us money.

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Our story: the innocence of acceptance


Last week on Spring Break, James taught me a lesson on acceptance of others, without even meaning to. 

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A sick, unethical cycle: prenatal testing for Down syndrome

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So many items have cropped up in the past two weeks that here is a listing of all this news about Down syndrome prenatal testing. They lead to a sad conclusion.

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Photo tour of ACMG 2015


Last week, I attended and presented at the American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here is a photo tour from the conference. 

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Published! & Presenting at #ACMGMtg

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The current edition of the American Journal of Bioethics Empirical Bioethics is devoted to non-invasive prenatal screening. I was fortunate to have an article published in the issue and will present part of that research at this week’s American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics Annual Meeting. 

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WDSD: a better tomorrow for people with Down syndrome

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Today, my local newspaper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, carried an op-ed of mine in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. Here are links to the many organizations, programs, and individuals I mentioned that are making a better tomorrow for people with Down syndrome. 

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Support Accurate Information for World Down Syndrome Day

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World Down Syndrome Day is March 21 every year. Here are two ways to help provide accurate information about Down syndrome to expectant moms. 

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1-in-5 pregnant women have NIPT


And Sequenom posted its first net profit last quarter. 

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