Just a very short note, spurred by this entry in the Family Matters blog over at Time Magazine. It appears that the whole issue (which I have not yet seen) is focused on kids and DNA. It does not appear to me that the issue focuses particularly on ART or use of third-party gametes or anything directly tied to what we often talk about here. But I’ve frequently wondered about what direct knowledge of our DNA will bring–in terms of screening and testing, say. Or in terms of selecting genetic materials to use. Or in terms of understanding the risks we all face in the future. Direct knowledge of genetics, for example, probably makes family medical history a good deal less important.
As I said, I haven’t read it yet so I’ve nothing to say. But it sure looks like it is worth a look and I will patiently wait for my magazine to arrive.