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Edge of the Map: An Experiment in Science and in Theaterby Alice WexlerUCLA Center for the Study of WomenAugust 6th, 2013A group of Harvard students created a theater piece called Edge of the Map, a collage based on real-life and invented scenarios involving ethical and social dilemmas in genetics.
If I'm Healthy, Why Should I Have my Genome Sequenced?by Anne Buchanan et al.The Mermaid's TaleAugust 6th, 2013Do people believe that future disease is truly predictable from their genome? We think that most geneticists, at least, would say not.
DTC Monopoly and Meby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesAugust 6th, 2013A recent study shows yet again that results from different direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies vary. So what will the emerging monopoly of 23andMe mean for accuracy?
Talent Or Skill?: Honing In On The Elusive 'Sports Gene'by David EpsteinNPR NewsAugust 5th, 2013Most of human ancestry occurred in Africa, so the most genetic diversity is there. You might find the fastest ten runners and the slowest ten runners, but nobody is looking for the slowest ten.
Would you Edit your Genes?by Jim KozubekThe Boston GlobeAugust 3rd, 2013Major hospitals have reported jaw-dropping success using gene therapy to cure leukemia and lymphoma. All of this is promising, but gene therapy has its risks, both medically and ethically.
The Biggest Threat to the Genomic Revolution? Spying Scandals by Gillian TettFinancial TimesJuly 31st, 2013It is now possible for scientists to compare the genomic sequence of thousands of people and thus spot patterns of diseases that range from cancer to schizophrenia, but what about privacy?
Science as Social Control: Political Paralysis and the Genetics Agendaby Jonathan LathamIndependent Science NewsJuly 31st, 2013A new study in Science found that fully 98% of variation in “educational attainment” cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. Why did the authors fail to mention this fact in the title or in the summary?
Russian-Speakers who Want to Make Aliya Could Need DNA Testby Asher ZeigerThe Times of IsraelJuly 29th, 2013The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office says would-be immigrants from the former Soviet Union may be asked to prove Jewish bloodline.
uBiome: Ethical Lapse or Not?by Judy StoneScientific AmericanJuly 25th, 2013Skirting the rules hurts the company's image, fosters mistrust and, perhaps more importantly, may hurt the citizen science movement more broadly.
UK Forensic Science Slammed by Inquiryby Daniel CresseyNatureJuly 25th, 2013UK government failures over forensic science are leading to fragmentation, research gaps and possibly even miscarriages of justice, according to a parliamentary inquiry on the subject.
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