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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Francis Galton's Novel about Eugenicsby Michael MarshallNew ScientistDecember 5th, 2011The unpublished novel of eugenicist Francis Galton has been published in fragments by the University College London on the 100th anniversary of his death.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.
Victims speak out about North Carolina sterilization program, which targeted women, young girls and blacksby Michelle Kessel and Jessica HopperRock CenterNovember 7th, 2011Victims of eugenic sterilization speak out in North Carolina, where they have yet to receive compensation, medical care or counseling from the state.
Bitter Fight to Determine Who Is an American Indian Turns to DNA Testingby James TaylorIndian Country Today Media NetworkOctober 13th, 2011For political and economic reasons, many Indian tribes are turning to DNA tests to determine tribal criteria, raising many concerns.
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