Ralph Bahna, a former Trans World Airlines and Cunard executive who expanded business travelers’ options as founder of Club Quarters hotels and chairman of Priceline.com Inc., the “name your own price” website, has died. He was 71.
Debbie McCarron was prepared to get both of her breasts taken off if a blood test in December 2006 revealed she carried a gene that vastly increases the risk of breast cancer. Having survived the disease five years earlier, she didn’t want to risk getting it again.
Birth defects can be spotted more precisely with advanced genetic tests that are performed on a fetus than with current prenatal tests, and may help pinpoint abnormalities that cause stillbirths, researchers said.