It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it

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While most of Singer’s other writings seemed so thoughtful, so compassionate, his writings on disabled children seemed to be approaching the slippery slope toward ethnocide – the intentional and systematic destruction of cultures, like the Deaf culture that my own family embraced…and I wanted to know more: what he thought today…This past winter, I reached out to Singer to learn more

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A re-analysis of a 50,000 year old Neanderthal skull shows that, in addition to enduring multiple injuries and debilitations, this male individual was also profoundly deaf. Yet he lived well into his 40s, which is quite old by Paleolithic standards

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On August 2nd, scientists achieved a milestone on the path to human genetic engineering. For the first time in the United States, scientists successfully edited the genes of a human embryo. A transpacific team of researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a mutation that leads to an often devastating heart condition

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Not Just for the Poor

June 8, 2017

The crucial role of Medicaid in America’s health care system. Despite many assertions to the contrary, Senate leaders are now saying they want to vote on the replacement bill for Obamacare before the month is out

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Dating With a Disability

December 8, 2016

Sometimes when Tabitha Estrellado meets a man, he will extend a hand and expect her to shake it. But she can’t — and it’s awkward to explain why when you’re trying to flirt

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In the fierce debate about CRISPR gene editing, it’s time to give patients a voice

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Tom Shakespeare on the importance of a disability-rights perspective in the CRISPR-Cas9 germline gene editing debate

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