Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Gene Therapy to Cure Blindness - Only For the Rich

There's a new super fancy gene-therapy that can cure a certain kind of blindness. It's super cool science. It's also going to cost a million dollars or so.

It's part of what I call "Our GATTACA future," in which many kinds of disability code even more intensely for poverty and lack of access to modern medicine, enhancing stigma and divide. To be clear, this is already the case with many kinds of disabilities today. It's just going to get worse and worse, thanks to capitalist medicine for profit.

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