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Local eugenics past and present: A rare self-examinationby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 28th, 2010Many gathered at U of Alberta to re-examine the history and modern implications of local eugenic sterilization.
"You Steal, You’re Marked"by Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 21st, 2010New security measures in the Netherlands use location-specific synthetic DNA spray to mark suspects.
Nuffield Council voices critical concerns on DTC gene testsby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 14th, 2010The Nuffield Council on Bioethics announces its report calling for comprehensive oversight and consumer protections around DTC gene tests.
Time to Stop Burying Our Eugenic Historiesby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 14th, 2010Reductionist reports of a woman's recent lawsuit against the state for forcible sterilization indicate a fading consciousness of our society's recent eugenic past.
Role-playing transhumanism: Not just a gameby Doug PetOctober 7th, 2010“Deus Ex”: A transhumanist-themed video game series presenting a balanced picture of the human enhancement issue? Nope.
Helmet, Jersey, Shoulder Pads…Gene Test? by Doug PetSeptember 23rd, 2010The Washington Post reports on a controversial new policy to test athletes for sickle-cell genes.
DTC Domains: ‘Get ‘em while they’re hot!’by Doug PetSeptember 15th, 2010Epik.com plans to auction off a prime batch of personal genomics-themed domain names, including the sought after “DNASequencing.com”.
Gopher Kids or Guinea Pigs?by Doug PetAugust 13th, 2010University of Minnesota researchers attempting to investigate the genetic features of “normal and healthy” kids plan to solicit DNA samples from child-parent volunteer pairs at this month’s state fair.
Wise Words from a Comedic Criticby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesJuly 14th, 2010Sultan of satirical news, Stephen Colbert regularly calls attention to important biopolitical issues. Within many of his uproarious commentaries and interviews are meaningful insights.
Marketing Transhumanism: A New Retail-friendly Faceby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesJuly 7th, 2010At the recent H+ summit, self-help guru Robert Tercek made a case for bundling transhumanism into a “friendly-faced” and easy-to-consume package.
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