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ERIC Number: EJ781549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
The Importance of Attitudes toward and Understanding of Disability and Science in the Age of Genetics
Stowe, Matthew J.; Turnbull, H. Rutherford; Pence, Ray; Rack, Jennifer; Schrandt, Suzanne; Laub, Lesley
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v32 n3 p190-206 Fall 2007
This article reports concerns among disability community members that the implications of genetic research will be driven by mistaken beliefs about genetics and negative attitudes toward disability as identified in a qualitative study funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute. In addition to reporting the nature and the context of disability community concerns related to perceptions of disability and of human genetics, the authors discuss the historic role of attitudes toward disability and science in popularizing eugenics in early 20th century America as evidence of the seriousness of these concerns. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States