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Eugenics lawmaker resignsby Shira SchoenbergConcord MonitorMarch 15th, 2011State Rep. Martin Harty resigned yesterday, facing outrage from constituents, colleagues and strangers over comments he made endorsing eugenics for what he called "defective people."
More on Genetic Rights in the Statesby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMarch 4th, 2011California and Vermont have joined Massachusetts in introducing legislation intended to safeguard genetic privacy.
Massachusetts Considers Genetic Bill of Rightsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 21st, 2011A state initiative to protect genetic rights would be a good next step that might spur the Federal government into further action.
State wants to collect your DNA on arrest, not convictionby Chris SullivanMyNorthwest.comFebruary 2nd, 2011There's a push in Washington state to start the collection process much earlier.
Feds to Pay States to Expand Forensic DNA Databases?by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 26th, 2011A newly introduced bill would incentivize states to expand the collection of DNA from people arrested for certain crimes, before trial let alone conviction.
Surrogacy Law: Conn. Gives Non-Genetic Parents Legal Rightsby Susan Donaldson JamesABC NewsJanuary 20th, 2011Connecticut's Supreme Court honors a signed agreement between a surrogate mother and a gay couple.
Testing for Brainsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 19th, 2011Discussing DTC tests, even libertarians seem to slip into some kind of contradictory acceptance of regulation.
A Mississippi prison sentence: 16 years and a kidneyby Doug PetJanuary 6th, 2011The governor of Mississippi releases imprisoned sisters under the condition one agrees to donate a kidney to the other.
SJC ruling extends reach of DNA casesby Jonathan SaltzmanThe Boston GlobeDecember 10th, 2010The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rules that the statute of limitation does not apply in cases that link DNA evidence to new suspects.
More Aggressive Action from New York On DNA Databasesby Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesOctober 31st, 2010In August, State Division of Criminal Justice Service Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne sent a letter to each one of New York’s district attorneys “strongly encourag[ing] [them] to require a DNA sample as a condition of all plea bargains.”
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