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Hijacking Human Rights in Latin Americaby Gina Maranto, Biopolitical Times guest contributorMay 3rd, 2011Prominent Catholic politicians and scholars are using human rights discourse to strengthen a transnational initiative to restrict reproductive rights.
Black Saltby Osagie K. ObasogieSlateApril 18th, 2011Should the government single out African-Americans for low-sodium diets?
Behind the New Arizona Abortion Ban by Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesApril 7th, 2011The Arizona law that bans abortion for reasons of sex or race is part of a larger strategy to undermine abortion rights.
Brewer signs bill to ban race- and sex-selection abortions[Arizona]by Tessa MuggeridgeThe Tucson SentinelMarch 31st, 2011The Republican governor has signed into law a bill making Arizona the first state to ban abortions based on the race of a fetus and one of the few to ban abortions based on sex.
Here We Go Again: Why is the FDA Reifying Race as Genetic?by Jonathan Kahn, Biopolitical Times Guest ContributorMarch 17th, 2011If the FDA wants data on genes relevant to drug metabolism, then it should focus on the genes, not on race.
Past medical testing on humans revealedby Mike StobbeThe Washington PostFebruary 27th, 2011Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential bioethics commission.
State wants to collect your DNA on arrest, not convictionby Chris SullivanMyNorthwest.comFebruary 2nd, 2011There's a push in Washington state to start the collection process much earlier.
Clinical trials on trial[Commentary]by Osagie ObasogieThe New ScientistJanuary 22nd, 2011Vulnerable people are increasingly targeted as subjects for clinical research. Have we forgotten the lessons of past abuses?
A Mississippi prison sentence: 16 years and a kidneyby Doug PetJanuary 6th, 2011The governor of Mississippi releases imprisoned sisters under the condition one agrees to donate a kidney to the other.
Whodunit? by Jessica CerretaniBoston GlobeOctober 29th, 2010Family members' DNA may lead investigators to the answers, but using it as a forensic technique brings up some troubling questions.
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