Category Archives: Tay-Sachs Disease

Genetic Screening: Cure or Curse?

In the 2002 PBS documentary¬†Cracking the Code of Life,¬†which narrates the scientific effort to decode the human genome, one episode relates the story of the Lord family. Parents Tim and Allison Lord discovered that their son Hayden had Tay-Sachs disease when he began to miss developmental milestones when he was just a few months old. […] Continue reading

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