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Marketing “healthy” babies

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Science  15 Mar 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6432, pp. 1158
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw5998

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In 2011, poet and writer George Estreich wrote about the impact of biotechnology on family life in his first book, The Shape of the Eye. The memoir centers on how his family's life was changed, and enriched, by the birth of his second child, Laura, who has Down syndrome. Laura made his second book possible. In Fables and Futures, Estreich goes beyond the personal to describe the ways that genetic technologies affect society and the stories the promoters of such technologies tell about them.