Category Disability

The Global Policy Landscape for Genome Editing

Katie Hasson outlines the findings of a new study documenting the policy landscape around the world for human germline and heritable genome editing.

Don’t exclude an essential part of the care team

Sylvie Lemay recommends using risk mitigation strategies in order to include family members and essential support persons as partners in care in assisted living or long term care settings during the pandemic.

Nursing homes in the time of COVID-19

Monique Lanoix reports on the humanitarian crisis in nursing homes.

Russia’s CRISPR “deaf babies”: the next genome editing frontier?

Jackie Leach Scully and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke worry about the ableist and audist assumptions hidden in this venture.

Is Prenatal Testing Discriminatory?

Chris Kaposy recommends that governments considering public funding for noninvasive prenatal testing take heed of the problem of discrimination against people with disabilities such as Down syndrome.