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News Roundup: New Prenatal Test Reveals All, The End of the Jewish Nose Job

This week’s Jewish parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read.



– With a blood sample from the pregnant woman and a saliva sample from the father, researchers can now find out all sorts of things about the fetus–from detection of disorders like Tay-Sachs, cases of mental retardation, and even characteristics like “athletic prowess.” (NYT)

New York City’s prestigious prep-school, Horace Mann, is now the subject of the latest school-wide sex scandal, as former students have come out with multiple accounts of teachers who forced sexual relationships with their students. Read one alumna’s reaction right here on Kveller. (NYT)

– Is it the end of times for the Jewish nose job? The cosmetic surgery once rampant among young Jewish girls has dropped in frequency by 37% over the last 10 years. (Tablet)

– Who’da thunk it: Feminists are more likely to be attachment parents, according to a new study just published. (Jezebel)

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