When your child’s genes can help decide your life
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine has released its annual ranking of the country’s most important medical discoveries, and the results are not good.
The top 10 were:1.
A breakthrough in breast cancer screening.2.
A new gene therapy for the brain cancer.3.
A way to stop pregnancy from being interrupted by a stroke.4.
A drug to prevent blood clots in the legs of women with Parkinson’s disease.5.
A technique for preventing breast cancer by treating the genetic make-up of breast cells.6.
A cure for the rare disorder cystic fibrosis.7.
A method to reverse breast cancer in people who are not already at risk.8.
A treatment for genetic disorders such as Huntington’s disease and cystic Fibrosis.9.
A genetic test to predict a child’s height.10.
A technology that could be used to detect early Alzheimer’s disease in people.