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on March 15, 2017 in World News

Say What? Professor Calls Curing Deafness In Children ‘CULTURAL GENOCIDE’

by Eric Owens A professor at America’s premier college for deaf students has now proposed that curing deafness is a form of “cultural genocide” because deaf people who can hear would stop using sign language. Gene therapy to treat and cure deafness in children is thus ethically wrong because it will limit the number of deaf people who can communicate with sign language. The professor, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke of the philosophy and religion faculty at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., espoused her theory of “cultural genocide” earlier this month at Impact Ethics, a website covering bioethical issues. “Members of the...

by Eric Owens A professor at America’s premier college for deaf students has now proposed that curing deafness is a form of “cultural genocide” because deaf people who can hear would stop using sign language. Gene therapy to treat...

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