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  •  My personal DNA experience (5+ / 0-)

    I was adopted. I lead a pretty much normal life. I married a guy who, by all measures, is a genius in IQ, and who went to Ivy League schools and has done very well, who, due to this, had and shared with his family, a very high opinion of his own perfection and worthiness in the universe.

    Then we had a kid. Then we divorced. Then our daughter got diagnosed with having special needs.

    Wanna take a flying leap of mental acrobatics to guess who they thought was at fault for the kid's special needs? Hint: the phrase "mongrel unknown" WAS used in a sentence.

    Then the micro-array test became available. The results? My daughter has a random mutation of Chromosome 16 which is so rare that not much is known, but is so "interesting" because it is it's own syndrome, that they wanted the 2 parents tested. And she has a deletion of one of her 2 X chromosomes that means she has the recessive form of Becker's Muscular Dystropy. Yep, 2 deletions of significance for her motor skills, muscular development, special needs, and life, and genetic outlook when she wants to have kids... Golly, where could they have come from????

    So they do the same micro-array test on us parents.

    Me:  No "interesting" or "significant" results for the lab rats to use for their research papers. I'm genetically boring, if you are looking for things to get papers and grants out of. Nothin' to see here, folks.

    Mr. Perfect-non-adopted: ....

    Suddenly, they all got a LOT nicer when they talked to me. Three guesses why, and the first two don't count.

    Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

    by Cinnamon on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:44:49 PM PST

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    •  hahaha! (2+ / 0-)
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      Cinnamon, Calamity Jean

      Mongrels are much heartier (and smarter) stock, right? (What a jerk.)

      I love this story.

      Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this, and attaining enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

      by rb137 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:52:01 PM PST

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    •  KARMA! (3+ / 0-)
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      it goes without saying that he who talks smack way too much is gonna get smacked down some day.

      I am glad that Karma rebalanced things for you.  So did ya serve him a large crow flavored humble pie with sauteed black feathers? snickers

      Life is not a problem to be solved but an adventure to be experienced.

      by DarkHawk98 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 10:47:20 PM PST

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      •  Nope. Not even a snarky tone. (2+ / 0-)
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        The guy just found out he had been walking around with undiagnosed Becker's Muscular Dystrophy for 40 years.

        Our daughter is recessive because my "normal" X overrides the deletion in the X she got from him. But men (XY) present with the disease. He has the mildest form the Beckers specialist had ever seen - usually boys are in wheelchairs by their 20's. But it does and will affect his heart and it will shorten his life. It came from his mom, who is recessive, and never knew... and it meant  that her other adult son, his 5 kids, and her daughter and her 3 little girls all needed to be tested to see who has it and who is carrying it and could pass it down to their children.

        While we are divorced, the most karma I'd ever wished on him was boils on his butt... not something this ghastly.

        Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

        by Cinnamon on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:00:47 AM PST

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