Pediatric Research

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Resisting Pediatric Research and Missing Chances for Cures


In Colorado, a scientist places a needle in a developing embryo. He removes the cells and melts them to isolate pure DNA. Then he experiments on that DNA. This is the earliest research we can perform on a human. They select a child free of the perils of breast cancer and then implant that child into her mother. After the medical meddling, she becomes pregnant.

A thousand miles away, in rural Mississippi, an HIV positive mother gives birth. This mother couldn’t be more different from the one in Colorado. She’s received none of the benefits of prenatal care, none of the drugs that might possibly spare her newborn from a lifetime of HIV. Desperate, her doctors do something they…

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