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Eye Control Glasses Offer New World to Severely Disabled

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September 9, 2012
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British scientists have paired video game console cameras with a pair of ordinary glasses to create an eye control device that will allow the severely disabled to use a computer. The device costs just 65 dollars, a price that makes it potentially accessible to thousands who are unable to operate a keyboard.


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Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) A team of eye-car professionals has developed technology that turns an Android smartphone into a portable, low-cost eye examination kit for use in remote areas of the developing world. Its designers say the device will help diagnose eye problems for thousands of people throughout rural Africa and India who are unable or unwilling to travel to urban centres to be tested. Jim Drury has more.
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Birth Control May Be a Bitter Pill, Stroke Survivor Warns

Birth Control May Be a Bitter Pill, Stroke Survivor Warns

AFP (Oct. 18, 2013) Marion Larat is the first woman in France to take the German pharmaceutical company Bayer to court over newer-generation birth control pills that caused her to have a stroke and left her severely handicapped.
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Genetically Engineered Babies Lead to Evil Eugenics

Genetically Engineered Babies Lead to Evil Eugenics

FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don't fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our tinkering. But even if the science could be perfected, is it morally wrong? Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity?
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We Must Genetically Engineer Babies to Stop Disease

We Must Genetically Engineer Babies to Stop Disease

FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don't fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our tinkering. But even if the science could be perfected, is it morally wrong? Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity?
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