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Republican Bill Exploits Concerns about Sexism and Racism to Undermine Abortion Rightsby Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesDecember 15th, 2011Opponents of abortion rights are deploying a disingenuous tactic – claiming deep concern about sex selection and abortions purportedly based on race – to promote their cause.
Thousands Sterilized, a State Weighs Restitutionby Kim SeversonNew York TimesDecember 9th, 2011A task force is calculating North Carolina's obligation to the estimated 7600 victims of its eugenics program from 1933 to 1977, but the issues go deeper than just a dollar amount.
How to Use $90? Buy a Gene Ring, or Burn for Warmth?by Doug PetBiopolitical TimesDecember 8th, 2011ConnectMyDNA is marketing the “Gene Ring,” which it baselessly claims can reveal your genetic compatibility to other Gene Ring purchasers, and your ties to foreign countries.
Bill Would Ban Abortions Based on Sex or Raceby David Crary, Associated Press National WriterABC NewsDecember 6th, 2011House Republicans sponsor a bill to ban abortions based on sex, race; critics call it ploy to undermine broader rights.
Francis Galton's Novel about Eugenicsby Michael MarshallNew ScientistDecember 5th, 2011The unpublished novel of eugenicist Francis Galton has been published in fragments by the University College London on the 100th anniversary of his death.
Dystopian "In Time" and Inequalities in Our Timeby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesDecember 1st, 2011The dystopian future of Andrew Niccol's new film, In Time, resonates with current inequalities.
Eggs From Young Asian Women In High DemandCBS San FranciscoNovember 14th, 2011Infertile Asian couples seeking eggs for IVF are finding few young Asian women who are willing to donate. In response, some couples are willing to pay as much as $100,000 for the perfect egg.
The Life Penalty: Sterilizing Californiaby Kris PickelCBS SacramentoNovember 10th, 2011From 1909 to 1964, California laws not only allowed for, but also expanded, the practice of sterilization, where people were forced to undergo the procedure for a wide range of reasons.
Eugenics Past And Present, Driven By Race, Class, Economicsby M.B. ReillyEurasia ReviewNovember 10th, 2011Historian Wendy Kline finds that eugenics is not a concept confined to past decades, nor to locales outside the United States.
Why Do We Care About Our Ancestors?The rise of genetic testing has made genealogy more popular than ever -- and transformed our concept of identity.by Eviatar ZerubavelSalonNovember 7th, 2011The rise of genetic testing has made genealogy more popular than ever - and transformed our concept of identity. What we now need is a sociological understanding of ancestry and descent.
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