Tag: disability

Tag: disability

[Dis]Ability: A “Cure” for Down Syndrome
March 22, 2023 Genetically Modified Life Ariel Sykes

[Dis]Ability: A “Cure” for Down Syndrome By Keerthi Jayaraman Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to silence the chromosome that causes Down syndrome. By inserting a gene called XIST, (which is normally used to silence the second X chromosome in female mammals) scientists could silence the extra chromosome 21

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An Exploration of Achondroplasia Through a Surgical Lens
February 15, 2023 Genetically Modified Life Ariel Sykes

“Treatment” of an Identity: An Exploration of Achondroplasia Through a Surgical Lens By Elynn Chang Table of Contents Introduction Identity Achondroplasia Stakeholders Values Conclusion Introduction With a limb-lengthening treatment brochure in your hand, sitting alone in the doctor’s office you stand up and you look at yourself in the mirror. You repeatedly ask yourself, “Why

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Ableism and COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
June 3, 2022 Vision of Justice Alana D. '22

Ableism in COVID-19: Insight into medical injustices suffered by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic By Alana DeVirgilio This research paper explores the implications of ableism in the medical field, specifically within the COVID-19 pandemic. Through researching the effects of ableist misconceptions, lack of access to resources for people with disabilities,

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