The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 4, 1968 · Page 23
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 23

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Palm Beach Post, Monday, Nov. 4, 196823 r, (ai&sgsiiSooogcag? rr Unusual Genetic Patterns Studied REPUBLICAN elect; Z. RICHARD 0 Plus Unite PLUS LEMKGOOB S XT' TOOTHPASTE AND JUSTICE of th. SUPRtME COURT of FLORIDA GROUP 1 MOUTHWASH IN ONE oloct a proven judge For a Supreme Court 89 Size, 3'4-oz. tube WASHINGTON A discovery In the far-out science of genetics may have interesting repercussions soon in the down-to-Earth field of American criminal law. It is conceivable that a new type of custodial Institution neither prison nor insane asylum may have to be created at taxpayers' expense to cope with the problem posed by this discovery. Earlier this year scientists reported in the British magazine "Nature" that a survey of Inmates in a Scottish prison showed a disproportionate number carrying an abnormal genetic pattern. It was suggested that this condition called "X-Y-Y" might predispose Its carriers to lives of crime and violence. By way of explanation, chromosomes are the microscopic bodies Inside cells of all living things that carry the genes which determine a person's hereditary make-up. The chromosomes that determine sex are of two classes, X and Y. Each individual obtains his genetic Identity from his parents half from the father, half from the mother. The father carries one X and one Y sex chromosome, and thus may pass on to the offspring at the moment of conception either an X or a Y. The mother carries two X'x, and hence contributes an X chromosome to the child. Since the mother's contribution is Invariably an X, It is the father who may furnish a chromosome of either type who determines the child's sex. If the father passes on an X, the child is X X: a girl. If he contributes a Y, the child Is X-Y:aboy. Occasionally, a freakish pattern is created, in which two Y chromosomes come from the father and the child is X-Y-Y; "super-boy," one might think, what with this added dose of masculinity. Determination of the detailed genetic makeup of an individual is not easy. It requires a highly specialized mi- that backs LAW & ORDER Oral 16th veer a Trial Judgt 14rii yaar-Cireuit Judgt SG0PE Mouthwash Hygienic m Paid lor by me Lcavengood campunn fund A I Germ una Killing UHUULt; croscopic cell examination called a chromosome count, and this is not often done. Hence, the statistics on incidence of X-Y-Y are rather spongy, and scientists do not know with any real degree of precision how many X-Y-Ys exist in the general population. Some statisticians set the number at 1 In 300 males these people are invariable male, owing to the Y component and others say it is as low as 1 in 2000. The Scottish prison studies produced a composite picture of a typical X-Y-Y that hardly resembles Superman: tall, skinny, of rather less than normal Intelligence, introverted in personality (a "loner") and given to sudden, uncontrollable outbursts of violence. Other studies made In the United States and elsewhere confirmed this picture. Shortly after the report in "Nature," it was suggested that Richard Speck, convicted in the Chicago slaying of eight student nurses on July 14, 1966, might be an X-Y-Y. Certainly, he had all the physical hallmards and was a loner to boot. From legal point of view can an individual be con-genitally disposed to crime? it was an Interesting Idea to kick around. That Is about where the matter rested until October in Melbourne, Australia, when a laborer charged with murder was acquitted after his lawyer proved with a chromosome count that the defendant was X-Y-Y. The court, in effect, held that a defendant cannot be held culpable for acts that are clearly beyond his control. It did not take long for this message to be received in other jurisdictions where the Anglo-Saxon writ runs. 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