genetic abnormalities

Nineteen year old Robert Wadlow (height 8 ft 7 in) the tallest person in recorded history, chatting with a friend after appearing at a charity event in Omaha, Nebraska, April 1, 1937. He grew another 4 inches before his death three years later.

This truly is an amazing photograph, with the contrast between these two gentleman. Sadly, this form of genetic abnormality rarely allows the afflicted individual to live a full life.

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Currently in the State of Colorado, you can obtain an abortion up to 26 weeks post-fertilization.* You can obtain a procedure up to 34 weeks if fetal abnormalities, genetic disorder, fetal demise, or severe medical problems.

List of abortion clinics in Colorado:

Alamosa:

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

719-589-4906 


Aurora:

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

303-369-9682 


Boulder:

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

303-447-1040

Boulder Abortion Clinic

303-447-1361

Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center

303-442-5160 

Colorado Springs: 

Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

719-475-7162


Denver:

Comprehensive Women’s Health Center

720-810-5442

Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

303-321-2458


Durango:

Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

970-259-4250


Englewood:

Healthy Futures, P.C.

303-991-7700


Fort Collins:

Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

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Glenwood Springs:

Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

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Greely:

Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

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Littleton:

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Steamboat Springs:

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Rupture will be released exclusively on DirecTV next Thursday, March 30, before hitting select theaters and VOD on April 28 via AMBI Media Group. Check out the poster above and the trailer below.

The sci-fi thriller is directed by Steven Shainberg (Secretary), written by Brian Nelson (30 Days of Night), and produced by Andrew Lazar (American Sniper). Noomi Rapace stars alongside Peter Stormare, Lesley Manville, Kerry Bishe, and Michael Chiklis.

Read on for the trailer and synopsis.

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anonymous asked:

I love whenever I bring up intersex people to argue to TERFS why we say pregnant PEOPLE or to tell them why someone may be trans they're always like "intersex people are uncommon and not a defense because its a genetic abnormality! ". No, its not. You can have a Y chromosome, be born with a vagina, and be trans from it without ever knowing you had that Y chromosome. And intersex people are so much more common than believed to be. You can NEVER tell me a trans woman is still "male" they're not.

Or they call them “mutants” and move on with their day.

anonymous asked:

(Diff anon) I think it leans more on the fact that he has multiple tails, a trait that [magical] kitsunes have. (And, to a lesser extent, intelligence and wisdom) But with Tails, it's treated more like a genetic, abnormal mutation more than anything. Nothing hints at him having mystical powers. (Besides preboot-Archie, and we know where that lead...)

Yep, precisely.

There’s literally nothing that shows that Game!Tails is anything more than a very intelligent young Fox who just so happens to have a genetic mutation. There’s nothing mystical about him whatsoever.

[I think this has been a long time coming, but here it is. 

I’m putting this blog on an indefinite hiatus. I’ve felt myself drifting farther and farther from the fandom in recent months, and it has affected my muse. Drastically. Perhaps it’s too much drama. Perhaps it’s just trying to come to terms with series four - a series I remain largely critical of. 

On top of this, my personal life is a car crash atm. My son’s genetic tests have shown abnormalities, and at the moment, I don’t know the extent of these. I’ve been hounded by the school over the past year, after insisting for the three years beforehand that there was something not quite right. Everything they’ve brought up and thrown at me falls under symptoms that correlate to one of the conditions that we’re now suspecting my son has. I’m waiting on a referral to a geneticist, and until then, it’s stabbing in the dark. I don’t know where else to offload about this, in all honesty. Everything’s just raising more questions and answering nothing. 

I’ll be over on @posttraumaticennui, should anyone wish to reach me. And for those who want it, I can always provide my sky/pe and d/scord details. 

Until I’m back 

Kim x] 

Prince refused genetic testing for his late son

Prince refused genetic testing on his unborn son because of the risks of miscarriage, according to his ex-wife Mayte Garcia.

The former dancer, who was the inspiration for Prince’s hit The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, married the late Purple Rain icon in 1996 and welcomed their son Amiir Gregory Nelson into the world later that year. But the baby was born with rare genetic disorder Pfeiffer syndrome and lived for less than a week.

Mayte first learned of complications with her pregnancy when she began bleeding and a doctor recommended an amniocentesis test to check for genetic abnormalities, but her husband refused after they were informed it could cause a miscarriage.

“Sometimes the body is trying to release the fetus for a reason,” Mayte writes in her memoir, entitled The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince. “My husband said, ‘No, we’re not doing that’.”

After hearing the scary news, Prince and Mayte went home to pray for their son’s health, and she recalls her husband saying, “Please bless this child. We know you won’t allow this child to be harmed.”

Further tests showed the couple’s son could suffer a form of dwarfism if he survived the birth - something else the couple had to deal with.

“My husband and I looked at each other and shrugged…,” Garcia adds. “I laughed. Of all the possible outcomes that had been offered to us, this was the first one that didn’t terrify me.”

Prince and Mayte’s doctor again recommended a genetic test, but the singer was still against it. Their son was born on 16 October, 1996 and Prince was initially elated at the first sight of his baby.

“I don’t know how to describe the look on my husband’s face,” she writes. “Pure joy.”

But after seeing the severe genetic abnormalities caused by the baby’s deadly condition, Prince was shocked.

“And then they held the baby up to those harsh lights,” she continues. “The elation on my husband’s face turned to pure terror.

"Pfeiffer syndrome type 2 is a genetic disorder that causes skeletal and systematic abnormalities,” she adds. “The premature fusing of the bones in the skull, sometimes resulting in cloverleaf skull, in which the eyes are outside the sockets. The fusion of bones in the hands and feet causing a webbed or paw-like appearance… I learned all of this later.”

Following Amiir’s birth, medical professionals worked to save the infant.

“They brought the baby over to us,” she writes. “He was curled on his side, gasping shallow little gulps of air. Because there were no lids to blink, his eyes looked startled and dry. I caught hold of his tiny hand, saying over and over, 'Mama loves you, Mama’s here’.

"After six days he was struggling to breathe,” she continues. “And I said to the doctor, 'He’s not leaving here, is he?’”

Mayte is convinced the superstar never recovered from the tragic loss.

“I don’t think he ever got over it,” she tells People magazine. “I don’t know how anybody can get over it. I know I haven’t.”

Prince died last year (Apr16) after an accidental drug overdose at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

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@pennyatale || Breaking Game AU

He had been told she was born with a heart condition. That raised an eyebrow on the elder Munster, since usually such children were culled before many more resources were put into a weak child, but she was kept in case she could be useful in ‘other’ ways. Research, for example. Her DNA was sequenced and genetic markers were attempted to be identified that lead to genetic abnormalities that may have led to the defect, and eliminate it from the population.

Otherwise, she might have been used in a breeding program, being young and pretty. 

D wasn’t entirely happy about it. He hated to have a human ‘pet’ that died shortly after receiving her, but these days he couldn’t be picky. She might even survive the hunt and he might find a way to fix her heart, at least make her strong enough to last a few years.

“Release her,” he finally said to the game warden. His prey would be let into a massive fenced reserve, with plenty of other animals roaming free. “I’ll, give her a plenty long head start. She may even surprise us.”

it’s kinda interesting that cloud in the og had his genes fucked up, and saw with his own eyes how alien and inhuman the source was, fought it, and yet he never questioned his humanity once he cleared up who he was as a person.

like, having inhuman cells within him, being a monster, was the least of his worries. he was more concerned with his own actions and how they affect others than what abnormalities his genetic makeup had.

maybe it’s denial, or maybe it’s him being assured of just who the monsters were.

Born this way?

Sometimes I hate the whole push North American society has made towards its acceptance of queer people by saying “it’s not their fault, they were BORN that way”. I understand the sentiment behind it of course, and I’m not advocating that we go back to the dark ages on that, but it does kind of come across as negative and gross, don’t you think? Something about it just makes me feel kind of icky, like the underlying message is “welp, them queers can’t help themselves, but they totally would be better if they could”. Like it’s a genetic abnormality and so sadly we cannot change it. YET. 

I just kind of hate that being born that way is the only way some people can understand what it means to be queer in some way, like if they weren’t born that way, it would be a big deal. What if it was a choice? Who gives a shit? Why is it your business? Saying people are just born that way is kind of simplistic. Sexuality is kind of a rabbit hole, anyways. For some people it’s fluid and changes over time. Some people are heterosexual for 70% of their lives and then pursue a romantic same-sex relationship. Sometimes people find as they transition that they’re attracted to the same gender they’re transitioning to, whereas they previously had no interest. 

That stuff does happen. Human sexuality and gender can get insanely complicated. Some people do make choices. I don’t think it’s wrong to admit that over time, people can change, and that even sexual orientation isn’t totally set in stone, 100% of the time. And that’s totally okay. Or it should be. Whether it’s a choice or not, anyone who considers themselves a decent human being should keep their nose out of other people’s sex lives, like it affects them at all. I just hate the idea that being queer is only okay because people think that it’s some involuntary curse that no one can be blamed for.