This is the worst good news I’ve heard in a loooong time. The headline reads: “Gene-based diseases decline.”
Woot. Woot. Good news, right? Well….
Chicago Sun Times reports:
Some of mankind’s most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.
Births of babies with cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs and other less-familiar disorders have dropped since testing came into wider use, the Associated Press found from a review of studies and interviews with many geneticists and other experts.
One study in California found that prenatal screening reduced by half the number of babies born with the severest form of cystic fibrosis because many parents chose abortion.
So the good news is that kids being born with genetic defects is way down but infanticide of babies with genetic defects is way up.
Notice what makes the lede and what makes the bottom of the third paragraph.