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The Rise of a New Eugenicsby Lloyd Lewis and Julie ReiskinDenver PostJuly 4th, 2013Non-invasive prenatal testing technology is dangerously ahead of society's understanding of people who have Down syndrome.
Expansion Of The Genetic Surveillance State: Taking The Blood Of Babies Born To Mississippi Teensby Kashmir HillForbesJuly 2nd, 2013A new law requires Mississippi hospitals to store the blood of babies born to mothers 16 and younger - "a very invasive law to a woman who is already in a vulnerable situation."
Supreme Court Backs DNA Collection in Arrests[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Michael FitzhughThe Burrill ReportJune 28th, 2013The ruling opens a door for law enforcement, but raises privacy and social justice concerns.
From Suspects to the Spitterati: A collision of power, profit, and privacyby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesJune 27th, 2013DNA collection is increasingly ubiquitous, and the push for access to genetic information is gaining momentum. What questions should we be considering?
A Culture of Consentby EditorialNatureJune 26th, 2013More than 50 years after the WI-38 cell line was derived from a fetus, science and society has still to get to grips with the ethical issues of using human tissue in research.
How Innocent Man's DNA Was Found at Killing Sceneby Henry K. LeeSan Francisco ChronicleJune 26th, 2013An innocent man was charged with murder and spent five months in jail, despite having what prosecutors acknowledged was an airtight alibi.
More Reactions to the Supreme Court's Gene Patent Decisionby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJune 26th, 2013The unanimous Supreme Court decision that human genes may not be patented continues to provoke comment and speculation, some of it contradictory.
A New High-Tech, Grass-Roots Effort to Fight Breast Cancerby Apoorva MandavilliSlateJune 25th, 2013A volunteer effort is trying to "Free the Data" so that scientists everywhere can analyze Myriad's data and help women make informed choices about their breast-cancer risk.
Powerful Gene-Editing Tool Appears to Cause Off-Target Mutations in Human Cellsby Massachusetts General HospitalScience CodexJune 23rd, 2013A team of researchers has found a significant limitation to the use of a group of synthetic proteins, which had generated great excitement in the scientific community as a gene-editing tool.
Pioneering Icelandic Genetics Company Denied Approval for Data-Mining Planby Jocelyn KaiserScienceJune 20th, 2013A national agency that oversees data privacy in Iceland has rejected a request from deCODE to allow it to estimate the genotypes of 280,000 Icelanders who have never agreed to take part in the company's research.
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