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Dr. Mark Sauer’s Response to Marcy Darnovsky’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Genetically Modified Babies”

New York Times

Research to Save Lives: A Response to “Genetically Modified Babies” by Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society (Op-Ed, Feb. 25)

 

Every year, thousands of women give birth to children who will die as infants or young adults because of severe mitochondrial diseases. The procedure of mitochondrial transfer holds much promise of enabling these women to have healthy babies and removes the risk of disease in these children’s future offspring.

Dr. Mary D’Alton Weighs in on Brain Death and Pregnancy

Mary D'Alton, MD

Mary D’Alton, MD

New York Times op-ed columnist, Frank Bruni, examines a Texas law that compels hospitals to provide life support to brain-dead women who are pregnant.  He spoke with Dr. Mary D’Alton, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, who discussed the chances of the fetus surviving and the possible risks in fetal development.

Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Quoted on Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman M.D.

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman M.D.

The New York Times recently reported on a new study that found benefits to delaying the clamping and severing of the umbilical cord in newborns. Infants whose umbilical cords were not clamped until at least 1 minute after birth had higher hemoglobin levels and improved iron stores compared to those with early cord clamping, without any increased risk to the mother.

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