Friday, January 9, 2009

A new height of dumbness

A new height of dumbness.
Scientists in Britian have developed a test for a gene which is linked to ovarian and breast cancer. A little girl has been born who is being called "cancer free".
What BS. Just because you have the gene does not mean you will develop cancer. And just because you don't have the gene, doesn't mean you won't. I wish I knew the statistics, but I would guess far more cancers are linked to environmental hazards than to genetic risks.

One more example of human beings thinking we know more than we do.