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NEWSDAY SERIES ON SEX SELECTION

Genetic Crossroads
July 9th, 2004

"Boy or Girl?" Newsday (June 14)
"The desire to influence the gender of offspring dates back through the ages…. Today, there are more cutting-edge, reliable options to chase the dream.… But the options are not simple.

"'There is an over-arching concern about commercializing your relationship to your future children in that way,' [CGS Associate Executive Director Marcy] Darnovsky says. Research has shown taller people command more power and money, she says. It also shows that, in our culture, if most people could choose, they would have a son first, then a daughter, she says. 'Experts fear we'd be creating a nation of little sisters,' Darnovsky says. And, because birth order studies show first children are more successful, could we be heading toward a nation of tall, powerful men and more docile women? she asks. 'This stuff is always full of unintended consequences.'"
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/
ny-p2two3849195jun14,0,3004445,print.story?coll=ny-health-headlines

See also:
"MicroSort: Aggressive marketing"
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/
ny-p2twoside3849197jun14,0,6027265,print.story?coll=ny-health-headlines

"PGD: Doctors reluctant"
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/
ny-p2side3849198jun14,0,2393938,print.story?coll=ny-health-headlines


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