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Corporate Target of Gene Patent Lawsuit Acquires Another Geneby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 26th, 2012While waiting for the Supreme Court to decide whether to pick up the lawsuit challenging Myriad Genetics’ patents, the company has acquired a patent on an additional “breast cancer gene.”
Genetic Discrimination and Ron Paulby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 9th, 2012Genetic discrimination in Canada today is similar to what the US faced prior to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, opposed by presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Dystopian "In Time" and Inequalities in Our Timeby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesDecember 1st, 2011The dystopian future of Andrew Niccol's new film, In Time, resonates with current inequalities.
"A Terrible Irony": Penn State Selects Merck CEO to Investigate Sex-Abuse Caseby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesNovember 17th, 2011Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier, who swept under the rug the dangers of life-threatening Vioxx, will lead Penn State's investigation of football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Healthiest One of All?by Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesNovember 16th, 2011High-tech "consumer health" gadgets - from a bathroom mirror that measures your health stats to an iPhone app for diagnosing your symptoms - are ineffective techno-fixes for wider social problems.
Genetic Testing for Down Syndrome: What It Can and Cannot Tell You by Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesNovember 10th, 2011Sequenom's new genetic test predicts the presence of Down syndrome at an earlier stage in pregnancy, but parents need more information to accompany the diagnosis.
New Buzz around Biological Hazardsby Emily BeitiksBiopolical TimesNovember 1st, 2011Recent reports highlight emerging biological engineering risks that might not be all that different from threats of bioterrorism, though the context of development surely differs.
Which Came First the Chicken or the Dinosaur?...Think Againby Emily BeitiksBiopolical TimesOctober 12th, 2011Paleontologist John Horner wants to create a living dinosaur by “reverse evolving” the chicken.
What’s in a Number? 150+ Offspring from One Donorby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesOctober 7th, 2011Large numbers of children born from one sperm donor raise troubling concerns, but there are bigger issues at stake that the numbers alone do not capture.
New Book Looks at Health Justice Alongside Genetic Researchby Emily BeitiksBiopolical TimesSeptember 29th, 2011A new book suggests that we need to better question who benefits from biomedical research and, furthermore, what counts as a benefit.


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