Thursday, November 26, 2009

Downs Again

Interesting article on Science Daily:
"More importantly, the improved detection rate was accompanied by a decrease in the screening tests false positive rates"
I mumbled earlier about the high rate of abortion for those diagnosed with Downs syndrome. This article reveals the dark side of this practice.

A "false positive" refers to a test which says "true" when the reality is "false". In this case, the baby is said to have Downs syndrome, when he in fact, does not.

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