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Stem Cell Fraud Is the Real Issue in Texasby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMarch 2nd, 2012Bioethicist Glenn McGee has resigned from Celltex. His connection with the controversial stem-cell company has raised important issues about its business practices.
Rick Perry, Glenn McGee and Selling Texas Stem Cellsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 16th, 2012Gov. Perry is actively promoting an industry based on adult stem cells, in which Glenn McGee, until recently editor of the American Journal of Bioethics, is now employed.
Non-Consenting AdultsThe Nuremberg Code, set up to protect the human subjects of research, is being routinely ignoredby Harriet A. WashingtonSlateJanuary 22nd, 2012Marginalized groups have frequently been coerced into studies that violate their right to consent. Now such practices are spreading.
Scientists to Pause Research on Deadly Strain of Bird Fluby Denise GradyNew York TimesJanuary 20th, 2012A pause in research on a deadly bird flu strain reveals serious bio-security issues concerning engineered viruses.
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.
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