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Trisomy 13 and 18—Treatment Decisions in a Stable Gray Zone

In a new JAMA editorial, John Lantos shows that what was long framed a “futile” is really just a value judgment framed as a medical judgment.

“Thirty years ago, pediatric residents were taught that trisomy 13 and 18 were lethal congenital anomalies. P…

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