The announcement of new research into ways of ameliorating the effects of Down syndrome often stirs some debate about whether we really want to cure Down syndrome, and why. The recent study of mouse-model brain chemistry has had that effect, some of it reported and commented on by Contrarian (who does not blog exclusively about Down syndrome, but does have a personal interest). It includes a contribution from the lead researcher.
And we've just had International Day for People with Disability, with events and ceremonies, under the auspices of the UN, national and local groups , so it must be a good thing, right? Disability Bitch at the BBC's Ouch! spins it differently.