They essentially IGNORED the really BIG story...

Lindsey Smith lsmith@thinkstream.com
Tue, 4 Dec 2001 11:17:44 -0800


I said:
> Along those lines, the NY Times Magazine had an article on an Italian
family
> with fatal familial insomnia. Around middle age, the afflicted family
> members suddenly stop sleeping, quickly fall into dementia then die.
Utterly
> frightening. And now there's a genetic test that can tell you whether or
not
> it will happen to you.
>
> The full article is no longer free, but you can at least read a bit.
>
> "To Sleep No More" by D.T. Max
> May 6, 2001

Ay caramba, 2 seconds on Google found a full copy of the article:

http://www.mugu.com/pipermail/upstream-list/2001-May/001950.html

Lindsey