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05/14/2012

College or Funeral Is Mother’s Wish Denied on DNA Results

External Link - Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Camilla Grondahl asked genetics researcher Gholson Lyon a simple, heartbreaking question: Was she carrying a lethal gene that might kill her unborn baby? Grondahl, 29, didn’t want to terminate her pregnancy, which began in 2010. She just wanted to know what the scientist knew. “It was just more stress and worry while I was waiting for my baby to be born,” Grondahl recalled. “What do you plan for? Do you plan for him going to college or for a funeral?” Lyon said he couldn’t tell her.