Gender Bender

Publication: Newsweek

Author: Debra Goldschmidt


10/17/2005 - Maria Forero, 28, was pregnant with her first child when she saw a TV report about Baby Gender Mentor, a new test that claimed to identify the sex of a fetus just five weeks into the pregnancy. Curious, she bought the product online for $25, did the necessary finger pricking and sent her blood sample—along with a $250 fee—for analysis at Acu-Gen Biolab, Inc, the Massachusetts-based lab that makes the test.

This article quotes Kathy Hudson, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center.

Read the full article on Newsweek's site--Gender Bender

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