Genetics: Drugs & Chromosomes

LSD, the substance that was supposed to open the doors to a luminous new world of the mind, has instead opened the minds of medical researchers to a dark world of hitherto unsuspected dangers in connection with many drugs. It now appears that not only LSD, but also other, more familiar drugs may damage the human reproductive mechanism by causing breaks or other abnormalities in the chromosomes. A woman with such chromosomal dam age may have a spontaneous abortion or a stillbirth, or her child may be deformed, or develop a fatal...

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