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You Don't "Own" Your Own Genes[Press release]Weill Cornell Medical CollegeMarch 25th, 2013Through more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules, companies have essentially claimed the entire human genome for profit.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequelby Rebecca SklootThe New York TimesMarch 23rd, 2013Last week, scientists sequenced and published the genome of cells taken without consent from a woman named Henrietta Lacks - without her family's permission.
Doctors Should Tell Patients About Some, But Not All, Unexpected Genetic Findingsby Susan YoungMIT Technology ReviewMarch 22nd, 2013A medical geneticists' group recommends that risk factors for 20 conditions be examined in all medical DNA sequencing tests.
Patients Should Get DNA Information, Report Recommendsby Jennifer Couzin-FrankelScience InsiderMarch 21st, 2013Fourteen genetics experts, with the backing of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, are proposing that anyone whose genome is sequenced should automatically learn about serious health risks and problems.
The Gattaca App for Your Smartphoneby Abby Lippman, Biopolitical Times guest contributorBiopolitical TimesMarch 6th, 2013Will Malaysia lead the way in cell phone apps that access your genetic data, and if so what comes next?
Guidelines for Genetic Testing of Childrenby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 28th, 2013A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics discusses when doctors should suggest a genetic test for a child.
At More Colleges, Classes on Genetics Get Personal by Ryan J. FoleySeattle Post-IntelligencerFebruary 27th, 2013More college classes are asking students to have their own genomes sequenced.
To Claim Someone has 'Viking Ancestors' is no Better than Astrologyby Mark ThomasThe Guardian February 25th, 2013The truth about direct-to-consumer ancestry tests is that there is little scientific substance to most of them and they are better thought of as genetic astrology.
New Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Childrenby Bonnie RochmanTimeFebruary 21st, 2013The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics have released a new statement on genetic testing in children, suggesting ways to navigate the ethical, legal, and social complexities.
Billionaires Anoint Biogeeksby Matthew HerperForbesFebruary 20th, 2013A group of Silicon Valley billionaires announced awards of $3 million to each of eleven recipients, in the first round of their "Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences."
"Genius Genes" to be Named in Three Months, Says Chinese "Wunderkind"by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 20th, 2013BGI, the Chinese gene-sequencing behemoth, is working with Stephen Hsu and Robert Plomin in an attempt to identify genes for intelligence.
Gene Thought to be Linked to Alzheimer's is Marker for Only Mild Impairmentby Susan KelleyCornell ChronicleFebruary 11th, 2013Defying the widely held belief that a specific gene is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, researchers report that people with that gene are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment — but not Alzheimer's.
Inside China’s Genome FactorySequencing a complete human genome may soon cost less than an iPhone. Will BGI-Shenzhen decode yours? by Christina LarsonMIT Technology ReviewFebruary 11th, 2013BGI-Shenzhen has become the world’s most prolific sequencer of human, plant, and animal DNA. So far, it claims to have completely sequenced some 50,000 human genomes — far more than any other group.
How Soon Is Now? Prenatal Tests Racing from Theory to Practice by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 5th, 2013The rapid development and deployment of non-invasive prenatal genetic tests may be outstripping the ability of society to respond to them.
Arrivederci, GINAby Alex PhilippidisGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology NewsFebruary 4th, 2013A new study demonstrates that individuals can be identified based on personal genetic material they submitted for research.
Fetal Genome Screening Could Prove TragicScientific AmericanJanuary 18th, 2013Parents will soon be able to have their fetus' genes mapped. Without proper guidance, they might decide to end the pregnancy based on a misguided reading of the genetic tea leaves.
It's Legal For Some Insurers To Discriminate Based On Genesby David SchultzNPRJanuary 17th, 2013The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act has a loophole: It only applies to health insurance. It says nothing about life insurance, disability insurance or long-term-care insurance.
Born to Run the World?by Abby Lippman, Biopolitical Times guest contributorBiopolitical TimesJanuary 17th, 2013Forget about glass ceilings, sexism in employment, gender inequities, and all those other structural and societal policies and practices that put obstacles in the way of women (and racialized groups) getting ahead. Maybe they just lack the "leadership gene."
The Case for Paternalism in Genetic Testingby Laura HercherWiredJanuary 14th, 2013In light of recent articles arguing for more openness and less worry about people receiving their genomic information, one genetic counselor explains why she cannot participate in the full-throated enthusiasm.
Your Medical Data in the Cloud? Not So Fast, Says HHS Privacy Officialby Andrea PetersonScience ProgressJanuary 9th, 2013Digital health records are superior to physical ones for many reasons, but data security and privacy of health information are major obstacles and policy has not yet caught up with practice.
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