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Health ministry confirms names of 3,033 forced sterilization victims

From The Mainichi

September 7th 2018

TOKYO — As many as 3,033 people were identified by name as being forcibly sterilized under the now-defunct eugenics law (1948-1996), according to a report by the health ministry to a ruling coalition working group considering support for the victims. 222 more words

Disability

LMTF Podcast Episode 20: Deafness and Genetic Engineering

Can ethics keep up with the emergent possibilities of genetic engineering? Prof. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, a bioethics specialist and member of the Deaf community, helps the LMTF team to challenge popular understandings of what it means to perfect our genome, as we discuss the stakes it represents for the Deaf community, hearing majority, and society at large. 7,910 more words

Podcast

roll up the red carpet!

The following article is Chapter Five of a book entitled Finishing The Rat Race which I am posting chapter by chapter throughout this year and beyond. 9,963 more words

Analysis & Opinion

Eugenics Uno

Will GM humans make us modified
To be like supermen? Because inside
We’ve tinkered to improve our bodies, brains?
And after uber-humans: what beside?

Will cybernetics too begin its sway… 55 more words

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Eugenics Duo

So mix your gametes. Splice your DNA.
Create your super-races which today
Seem like utopia. But they will still
Be chained to: Death. Disease. Bias. Decay. 52 more words

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