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  • Brantlinger, Ellen. Sterilization of People with Mental Disabilities: Issues, Perspectives, and Cases. Connecticut: Auburn House, 1995.
  • Buchanan, Alan, et al., eds. From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Cowan, Ruth Schwartz. Heredity and Hope: The Case for Genetic Screening. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • The DNA Exhange. Genetic counsellors’ blog.
  • DNA: Pandora’s Box. PBS. Windfall Films Production for Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Channel Four, 2003.
  • Duster, Troy. Backdoor to Eugenics. New York: Routledge, 1990.
  • Field, Martha and Valerie Sanchez. Equal Treatment for People with Mental Retardation: Having and Raising Children. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
  • Kerr, Anne and Tom Shakespeare. Genetic Politics: From Eugenics to Genome. Cheltenham, England: New Clarion Press, 2002.
  • Kitcher, Philip. The Lives to Come: The Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities. New York: Touchstone, 1996.
  • Parens, Erik and Adrienne Asch, eds. Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2000.
  • Paul, Diane. The Politics of Heredity: Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate. Albany: SUNY Press, 1998.
  • Rembis, Michael. "(Re)defining Disability in the 'Genetic Age': Behavioral Genetics, 'New' Eugenics, and the Future of Impairment." Disability and Society 24 (2009): 585-597.