Tag: genetics

Imperfect Children: Reflecting on Normality

Cross-posted on the Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leicester blog. Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in the Centre for Medical Humanities Imperfect Children conference at the University of Leicester. The conference included a wonderful mix of disciplines and both historical and present-day perspectives on the concept of “imperfection” and… Read more »

Now It’s Everybody’s Fault

This is a reprint of a post I wrote for Nursing Clio in September 2012. It is the second of a three-part series on genetics and genetic counseling. Welcome to the second in a series of posts discussing genetics, prenatal testing, and genetic counseling. In this post we’ll be thinking about blame and birth atypicality.[1]… Read more »