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Israel Admits Targeting Ethiopian Jews for Compulsory Contraception by Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesFebruary 7th, 2013Israeli government officials have admitted to coercing Ethiopian Jewish immigrant women into taking long-acting contraceptive injections.
Will Pre-Conviction DNA Collection Become the National Norm?by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesFebruary 7th, 2013The United States Supreme Court will hear a case later this month that will determine the legality of collecting DNA from people who are arrested for but not convicted of any crime.
Proposal to Collect DNA From Immigrants Too Orwellian: Opinion by Opinion staffDaily NewsJanuary 31st, 2013Undocumented immigrants should not be required to submit DNA samples as a condition of staying in the United States.
3 Years After Inception, a DNA Technique Yields Little Success for the Policeby Joseph Goldstein and J. David GoodmanThe New York TimesJanuary 27th, 2013The process of turning crime-scene DNA into a family tree of possible leads has been quietly undertaken in more than two dozen cases in New York City since 2009, but there have as yet been no cases solved due to a lead generated by a "family search."
Israel Admits Ethiopian Women Were Given Birth Control Shots by Talila NesherHaaretzJanuary 27th, 2013The Health Ministry director general has instructed gynecologists not to inject women with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera if they do not understand the ramifications of treatment.
Sickle Cell Test Gets NCAA OK Despite Docsby Cole PetrochkoMedPage TodayJanuary 21st, 2013The National Collegiate Athletic Association has approved mandatory confirmation of sickle cell trait status in Division III student athletes, despite the objections of the American Society of Hematology.
Privacy Fear for DNA Dragnetby Tony WallStuff (New Zealand)January 20th, 2013A district court judge who is a world expert in forensic DNA has called for a public debate on the use of familial DNA testing, saying it raises serious privacy issues and has the potential to subject entire families to life-long genetic surveillance.
Book Review: Anne Pollock’s Medicating Race[Quotes CGS's Osagie Obasogie]by Colin HalversonSomatosphereJanuary 7th, 2013Medicating Race is a meditation on the history and present state of racialized (specifically African American) forms of heart disease.
DNA Ancestry Testing: What Can it Say about Native American Identity?by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesDecember 20th, 2012The question of who belongs to what Native American tribe is rife with political, social, and legal implications. Do DNA ancestry tests provide answers or add another layer of misunderstanding?
The End of Race History? Not Yetby Osagie K. ObasogieNew Scientist December 14th, 2012Two books explain how the idea that we live in a post-racial world conflicts with ongoing uses of race in science.
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