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2011-04-06 10:15:00

The Human Genetics Commission (HGC), upon the request for advice from the U.K. National Screening Committee, reported that genetic tests for inherited diseases should be made widely available to couples before pregnancy. The report found that "there are no specific social, ethical or legal" reasons why these genetic screenings should not be available to let people know if they are carrying any condition that can be passed on to future generations. Cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease can...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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