Genetic Selection for Deafness

TitleGenetic Selection for Deafness
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Bellon, C, Brinkman, A, Leever, M, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA deaf couple decide to use reproductive technologies to increase their chances of having a deaf child. Critics of genetic selection for deafness consider deafness to be a disability that limits a child's potential. Advocates argue that the deaf community experience a degree of emotional intimacy not achieve by the hearing worlds, and that the bonds of this community outweigh the benefits of hearing, and ask why deaf parents should not be allow to select traits that reflect themselves in their children?
NotesCase from the Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2007. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2007
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