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Case Study Assignment - 1. Sex selection were possible...

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1. Sex selection were possible there could be many consequences. In China, through selection of gender, there are many more males born than females.  Researchers have speculated that these skewed birth rates will have far reaching social and  possibly even evolutionary effects.  In a country where 96% of the population marries, the  effects may begin here.   What are some of the genetic effects, as well as social and cultural onsequences of this  problem? Would the social costs become too much for their society to bear? Would families  quickly realize that natural population balance is probably better and therefore keep the sex  ratio constant? There are many negative outcomes that would result from having the choice of whatever sex  you choose. Chapter 3 lists many different things that would come from this. It would effects all  aspects of life, such as family life, economic life, health care, community life, and probably more. In 
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course BLAW 260 taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '08 term at CSU Northridge.

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