The Long Terms Effects of Evolution...Take a Chance

Gregory Gyetko ggyetko at nospam.newbridge.com
Tue Dec 16 10:25:42 EST 1997


Jabriol wrote:

>  > > what is the ourside cause of hemophilia?
>  > >
>  > >
>  >
>  > The (original) outside cause of hemophilia was probably a stray gamma
> ray,
>  > if it had one, it could have just been an internal genetic copying error.
>
>  >
>  > --
>  > Daniel Key, UIN 2160337
>
> so if we get rid..uh.. isolate every hemophiliac in the world, and
> casra...uh
> nuterize them.. would we remove the defective gene?


No, for one thing, you could still have carriers show have one copy of the gene
(I believe that it's recessive), so you'd have to do DNA tests and sterilize
them.  Then you'd have to DNA test every newborn to make sure that the mutation
had been recreated by accident (radiation or whatever).

It would be stupid anyway.  We can take care of haemophiliacs in our society,
so they aren't a burden.

Next stupid question please.

Greg.





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