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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.
No Easy Answer[Editorial]NatureJanuary 9th, 2013Demands to analyse the DNA of the Connecticut school shooter are misguided and could lead to dangerous stigmatization, or worse.
Follow the Biotech Money … If You Can Find It by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 9th, 2013In a relatively slow period for mergers and acquisitions in genomics and related sectors, Illumina, Amgen, BGI, and BioTime were buyers and 23andMe added financing while Geron sold and Roche held off.
Seeking Answers in Genome of Gunmanby Gina KolataNew York TimesDecember 24th, 2012In a move likely to renew a longstanding ethical controversy, geneticists are quietly making plans to study the DNA of the man who killed 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut.
Year of the Fetusby Beth Marie MoleThe ScientistDecember 18th, 20122012 saw the introduction of a handful of non-invasive genetic prenatal tests, but the young industry faces growing pains as legal and ethical questions loom.
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: The Dollars are in the Database by Emily StehrBiopolitical TimesDecember 18th, 201223andMe raised $50 million and plans to use it to lower the cost of its spit kit to $99. CEO Anne Wojcicki hopes this will lead to a very valuable database of one million users' genetic information.
DeliriousMe: Ownership and Identity in An Age of Genomic Medicineby Patricia WilliamsLOG: Journal of Architecture and UrbanismDecember 17th, 2012The question of who owns our bodies — in particular the genomic information that may be culled from routine human shedding — is a matter of evolving legal, social and ethical importance.
Review: Bioethics: All That Matters by Donna Dickensonby Gina Maranto, Biopolitical Times guest contributorDecember 13th, 2012This lively and accessible guide to the ethical implications of biotechnology asks how the field promotes or undermines social equality.
Genes, Patents, and Big Business: at 23andMe, are you the Customer or the Product?Ethical questions swirl as the personal genetics company starts scaling upby Adrianne JeffriesThe VergeDecember 12th, 201223andMe has raised $50 million from investors and decisively shifted its focus to building and monetizing a giant database of genetic information, rather than satisfying personal curiosity.
Why Your DNA is a Goldmine for Marketers[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Carolyn AbrahamThe Globe and MailDecember 12th, 2012In the ever-growing field of personal-data mining, marketing firms already latch on to details far beyond the sphere of names and postal codes; DNA may well be the next frontier.
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