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Cool mention of the Talmud in my genetics textbook!

“The Talmud, an ancient book of Jewish civil and religious laws, states that if a woman bears two sons who die of bleeding after circumcision (removal of the foreskin from the penis), any additional sons that she has should not be circumcised. (The bleeding is most likely due to the X-linked disorder hemophilia.) Furthermore, the Talmud states that the sons of her sisters must not be circumcised, whereas the sons of her brothers should be. Is this religious law consistent with sound genetic principles? Explain your answer.”

If anyone knows where this is in the Talmud, I’d certainly be interested in seeing what the actual text says. Regardless, pretty cool to see a mention of the Talmud in something like this!

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