I admire UC Berkeley for pushing the envelope. They have been doing it for decades. Encouraging risk taking, and defying stereotypes
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
But when I read about their summer research project I cringed.
We are going to test students' ADH and tell them whether or not they can process alcohol properly.......
Ok, I get it, poor metabolizers will cut down on drinking so much, The UC saves on risk management insurance, win for the administration and win for the educators who will then "teach" about the findings......
What about that party-hardy freshman who has that timid roommate? well, the roommate just found out that she can process alcohol "just fine"
@KTVU news at 11. UC Berkeley student found dead after party.
"Well, it all started when she found her genetic test results meant that she could handle alcohol just as well as I could"-Dead Student's Roommate
Couldn't they have picked a better gene?
What were they thinking? I dunno, maybe they were blinded by Time Magazine. Well, the good news is that all Berkeley Freshman will all be entered in a drawing to receive a free test from, Guess Who?
The Sherpa Says: First Do No Harm