Individual states are filling the regulatory void created by the federal
government’s failure to provide comprehensive legislation governing human
biotechnologies. This is creating an often inconsistent policy patchwork.
In response to President Bush’s restrictions on the federal funding of human
embryonic stem cell research, several states initiated their own funded
research programs. California led the
way in 2004 with Proposition 71, which set aside $3 billion of public funds
for stem cell research over ten years.
‘Moonshot’ Medicine Will Let Us Downby Michael J. Joyner, The New York TimesJanuary 29th, 2015President Obama's new budget is expected to include hundreds of millions of dollars for so-called precision medicine. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to make most of us healthier.
Battle Over Paid Surrogacy Opens New Frontby Alexandra Sifferlin, TimeJanuary 28th, 2015In many states, hiring a woman to carry and give birth to a child for you is illegal. But New York Senator Brad Hoylman is fighting to change that in his home state.