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Jerusalemite at the forefront of medical science, againby michael • February 28 2008
Hasbro may deny us our national status, Costa Rica may actively grind its thumb in our eyes by moving its embassy and establishing diplomatic relations with countries that do not, per se, exist, but Jerusalem still kicks tachat in medical innovations. Like this one at Hadassah Ein Kerem, an impressive breakthrough in both fertility research and genetic testing of embryos for genetically inherited diseases:
A 38-year-old Jerusalemite whose cells carry defective BRCA2 genes is apparently the first woman in the world in an advanced state of pregnancy with fetuses that were screened for the mutation as three-day-old embryos and selected for implantation when shown to be healthy.
Read the whole article, it's interesting. And be content that even though Hadassah Ein Kerem may seem a little rough around the edges, a whole lot of good is happening there.
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