Sunday, December 13, 2009

CODAs Against Genetic Selection

Hearing children of deaf parents (CODAs) oppose the right of deaf people to select embryos for deafness, according to a new study. Here are the numbers:
  • 45.5% say deafness is a distinct culture rather than a disability.
  • 72.3% indicated no preference as to whether they had deaf or hearing children.
  • 60% believed that reproductive technologies, when used to select for or against deafness, should not be available to the Deaf Community.

    Read more about the study here in the Journal of Medical Ethics.