Myth 22: People who use genetic testing want designer babies

Genetic Testing

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found a high desire for additional genetic testing among consumers for life altering and threatening medical conditions including mental retardation, blindness, deafness, cancer, heart disease, dwarfism and shortened lifespan from death by 5 years of age. Consumers, however, are less interested in prenatal genetic testing for traits including tall stature, superior athletic ability and superior intelligence. Continue reading

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Myth 1: It’s the government’s job to test for lead.

ImageParents and lobbyists have demanded that legislation be passed to ensure the toys that reach our children’s mouths are 100% safe for human consumption. As Nancy Pelosi says, ‘It should be a given that toys are not dangerous. Our children’s toys will be tested in the laboratory, before they are tested by our children on the living room floors of America.” Well, the American people have spoken and they have received a reply… Continue reading