Tag: identity

Tag: identity

[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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The Future of Brain Organoids
May 5, 2022 Global Bioethics Ishani Wadhwa

Brain Organoids: Revolutionizing the Future of Neuro Experimentation By Ishani Wadhwa The technological advancement of human brain organoids, tissue designed to simulate the structure and function of the human brain, has raised many ethical concerns. Their creation, experimentation, and application is being heavily debated by physicians and neurologists alike. I use the values of respect,

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