Sprague Word

The future and more from Richard Sprague

Posted by sprague on May 25, 2005

The Search for 100 Million Missing Women – An economics detective story. By Stephen J.?Dubner?and Steven D.?Levitt: “Baruch Blumberg’s Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus?she discovered a strange fact. In a series of small-scale medical studies in Greece, Greenland, and elsewhere, researchers had found that a pregnant woman with hepatitis B is far more likely to have a baby boy than a baby girl. It wasn’t clear why?it may be that a female fetus is more likely to be miscarried when exposed to the virus.”

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