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+ - Could Colorblindness Cure be Morally Wrong?-> 1

Submitted by destinyland
destinyland (578448) writes "1 in 12 men suffers from colorblindness, though "The good news here is that these folks are simply missing a patch of DNA... which is just the kind of challenge this Millennium is made for. Enter science." But NPR's Moira Gunn (from Biotech Nation) now asks a provocative question. Is it wrong to cure colorblindness? She reports on an experiment that used a virus to introduce corrective DNA into colorblind monkeys. ("It took 20 weeks, but eventually the monkeys started distinguishing between red and green.") Then she asks, could it be viewed differently? "Are we trying to 'normalize' humans to a threshold of experience? "Slippery Slope. Enter here. Watch your step...""
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Could Colorblindness Cure be Morally Wrong?

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  • by HeckRuler (1369601)
    Adding an ability and undoing a deficiency is not morally wrong. In what double-think bizarro world would you even pose this question? Similarly, letting the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, and making the disabled no longer disabled is not morally wrong. Some people have apparently wrapped themselves in their disability and identify with it. They are "the blind guy" of the group, and they believe in "blind culture". F that.

    Lemme put some equivalent examples:
    I'd help you out but I wouldn't wan

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