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DNA Dragnet: In Some Cities, Police Go From Stop-and-Frisk to Stop-and-Spit
by Lauren Kirchner
September 12th, 2016
Private police DNA databases are multiplying, and are subject to no state or federal regulation or oversight.
Remembering Ruth Hubbard
by Marcy Darnovsky
September 8th, 2016
Ruth Hubbard — biologist, feminist scholar, social justice advocate, and critic of what she termed “the gene myth” — has died.
Forget Ideology, Liberal Democracy’s Newest Threats Come From Technology and Bioscience
by John Naughton
August 28th, 2016
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
, reviewed here, argues that "In the 21st century, those who ride the train of progress will acquire divine abilities of creation and destruction, while those left behind will face extinction."
The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women
by Erin Blakemore
August 25th, 2016
Both the IHS and its dark history of forced sterilization were the result of longstanding, often ham-fisted attempts to "address" American Indians’ health care needs.
FBI’s New DNA Process Produces More Matches in Suspect Database
by Devlin Barrett
Wall Street Journal
August 25th, 2016
In May, the Bureau reduced the number of genetic locations required for a potential match (from 10-13 to 8-9 loci), resulting in thousands of new "hits."
In the Fight for Our Genes, Could We Lose What Makes Us Human?
by Ziyaad Bhorat
August 17th, 2016
When genetics become the next currency for corporations and governments we risk the commercialization and politicization of who we are on a level far deeper than our skin.
Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder.
by Abby Goodnough
The New York Times
August 9th, 2016
Researchers have found evidence of racial bias and stereotyping in recognizing and treating pain among people of color, particularly black patients.
Can genes really predict how well you’ll do academically?
by Daphne Martschenko
July 26th, 2016
Genetic intelligence research has eugenic histories and may minimize the role of social and political environments.
Medical schools must play a role in addressing racial disparities
by Jocelyn Stried, Margaret Hayden, Rahul Nayajk & Cameron Nutt
July 25th, 2016
A legacy of racial injustice has shaped the institutions that train our doctors. This inequity recapitulates itself in medical curricula.
Taking Genomic Data Global
by Elizabeth Woyke
MIT Technology Review
July 25th, 2016
Precision medicine startups are now focusing on Asia.
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
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Report from the Gender and Justice in the Gene Age Conference
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Race and the New Reproduction (Chapter 6 of
Killing the Black Body
3-person IVF and Infertility: What Kind of Slippery Slope is This?
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CRISPR gene-editing controversy shows old ideas about East and West still prevail
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