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Gov. Cuomo Plan Pushes DNA Samples from All People Convicted of a Crime in New York State of State initiative would add DNA from all misdemeanors to databaseby Glenn BlainNew York Daily NewsJanuary 8th, 2012In his State of the State Address Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo called for a vast expansion of the state’s DNA database to include samples from persons convicted of “all crimes,” including misdemeanors.
An Interesting Weekend on the Perils of Building Better Humansby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesDecember 15th, 2011Last weekend offered an interesting conversation on past and more modern attempts at building betters humans, which might ultimately say something interesting about our human future.
Thousands Sterilized, a State Weighs Restitutionby Kim SeversonNew York TimesDecember 9th, 2011A task force is calculating North Carolina's obligation to the estimated 7600 victims of its eugenics program from 1933 to 1977, but the issues go deeper than just a dollar amount.
Ruling Restricts Newborn Blood Useby Tony KennedyStar TribuneNovember 16th, 2011The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state health program that screens newborns for potential illnesses can't store the blood samples for additional research without parental consent.
St. Louis Officers to File Suit over Department's DNA Collectionby Christine ByersSt. Louis Post-DispatchNovember 14th, 2011The St. Louis Police Officers' Association filed a grievance saying the department's collection of DNA from police officers is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights and the officers' contract.
DNA Forensics: Setting the (Fool’s) Gold Standardby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 13th, 2011Emerging DNA forensic techniques require urgent scientific and legal scrutiny.
Fresh (Human) Eggs for Sale[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Ronald BaileyReasonOctober 11th, 2011Researchers announced last week that they had created stem cell lines using human eggs for the first time.
Stem cell research used cloning technique, paid women for eggs[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Eryn BrownLos Angeles TimesOctober 6th, 2011"We should not put the health of young women at risk, especially to get raw materials for such exploratory investigations."
Longevity Gene Debate Opens Trans-Atlantic Riftby Nicholas WadeNew York TimesSeptember 21st, 2011A trans-Atlantic dispute has opened up over the "longevity gene." British scientists say it is “nearing the end of its life,” but the Americans say the approach remains as promising as ever.
Eugenics Victim, Son Fighting Together for Justiceby Allen G. BreedABC NewsAugust 15th, 2011Eugenics victim and son see long struggle for justice and recompense on verge of bearing fruit.
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