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Saletan’s 2006 Top Ten Human Nature Stories

If nothing else, this list is more entertaining than most of the others you’re going to be suckered into reading over the next few weeks. The number one story, in my opinion: IVF-PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) clinics have already made it possible for couples to select genetically defective embryos. We can no longer take comfort in the thought that those who longed for the tyrannical power to design their babies would at least want the best for them.

Some of the other studies seem more questionable: Whiny kids allegedly grow up to be conservatives, for example. (We can show that study not to be true by not whining about it.) And I’ll leave to others to sing the praises of spray-on condoms.

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Wonderful. Thanks.

Those who would use PGD to GIVE babies defects are monstrous. But the process as a whole is worthwhile. My wife and I have a child with Cystic Fibrosis. She’s wonderful, but now that we know that we are both carriers, we WILL use PGD to ensure our next child does not have this deadly affliction. Those who would preach to us can be damned.

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