[LMB] Gene cleaning in real life, Fifth Season

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Nov 14 12:09:41 GMT 2017

On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:47:02 -0600, Beatrice_Otter
<beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com> wrote:

>I'm not against eliminating things like Tay Sachs and Huntingtons and stuff like that.  I'm not against getting rid of heart murmurs and stuff like that.  Heck, if I were going to have a child,  and it were possible to ensure they didn't inherit my shitty sinuses, my bad hip, my poor eyesight, and my problems with gas, I'd do it in a heartbeat.  But we absolutely need to have better (or any!) conversations about where the line is, and people with disabilities absolutely need to be major voices in that conversation, and not just shoved off to the side.  And unfortunately, there are few conversations about this, and in most of them that I know of, we ARE getting shoved to the side.

Structure is not always stricture - Vicki Rosenzweig

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