The Baby's Sequence

Some parents don't want to know if their unborn child is a boy or a girl, while others chose to know and some want to know all they can. Razib Khan, a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, and blogger at Unz, sequenced his son's genome before he was born, MIT's Technology Review reports.

"We did a work-around," Khan tells Tech Review. "There is no map for doing this, and there's no checklist."

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